Mapping and Meaning: Embodied Metaphors and Non–localized Structures in Performance SystemDesign

Ricky Graham, Brian Bridges

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Abstract

This paper explores the application of gestural structures and embodied image schemas in the design of control mappings and interpretative layers for a spatial music performance system. In doing so, it advances a design that maps structural features derived from musical performance gestures to various aspects of spatial and timbral sound processing. An analysis of a system by one of the co-authors will be undertaken, in addition to discussion of wider implications for performance system designs based upon these theoretical perspectives. The importance of image schemas in such a model is their potential utility in contributing to the development of richer, yet coherent, mappings that go beyond simpler localized transduction–based models to encompass a variety of less localized output modalities.
LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationUnknown Host Publication
Place of PublicationCopenhagen, Denmark
Pages216-222
Number of pages344
Volume1
Publication statusPublished - 29 Oct 2013
EventRe-New 2013 Digital Arts Festival and Conference - Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 29 Oct 2013 → …

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ConferenceRe-New 2013 Digital Arts Festival and Conference
Period29/10/13 → …

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Keywords

  • gesture
  • mapping
  • embodied cognition
  • image schemas
  • performance system
  • electroacoustic
  • acousmatic
  • spatial music
  • post-digital music

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Graham, R., & Bridges, B. (2013). Mapping and Meaning: Embodied Metaphors and Non–localized Structures in Performance SystemDesign. In Unknown Host Publication (Vol. 1, pp. 216-222). Copenhagen, Denmark.
Graham, Ricky ; Bridges, Brian. / Mapping and Meaning: Embodied Metaphors and Non–localized Structures in Performance SystemDesign. Unknown Host Publication. Vol. 1 Copenhagen, Denmark, 2013. pp. 216-222
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