Tanaka, Atau Musical implications of media and network infrastructures: Perturbations of traditional artistic roles. In Balpe, J.-P., Leleu-Merveil, S. et al., editor, Actes de H2PTM'01: Hypertextes hypermédias, nouvelles écritures, nouveaux langages, Hermes Science Publications, pages 241-250, 2001 Université de Valenciennes Lavoisier.

Sony CSL authors: Atau Tanaka

Abstract

The influence of hypermedia on musical artistic practice is considered. Qualities unique to hyperlink listener interaction and network infrastructure are taken as the fundamental basis to define a musical language for the medium. Network topology creates a space distinct from the time-specific event space traditionally associated with musical performance. Hypermedia access makes the listener a participant in an evolutionary compositional process. This situation puts in question traditional roles of composer and performer. Two network music works are discussed, an installation that juxtaposes network and acoustic space, and a net.audio project where the composer's role becomes one of creating an empty musical shell.

Keywords: web, sound, installation

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@INPROCEEDINGS { tanaka:01c, AUTHOR="Tanaka, Atau", BOOKTITLE="Actes de H2PTM'01: Hypertextes hypermédias, nouvelles écritures, nouveaux langages", EDITOR="Balpe, J.-P., Leleu-Merveil, S. et al.", ORGANIZATION="Université de Valenciennes", PAGES="241-250", PUBLISHER="Lavoisier", SERIES="Hermes Science Publications", TITLE="Musical implications of media and network infrastructures: Perturbations of traditional artistic roles", YEAR="2001", }