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Typological Analysis of Gesture Interaction in Acousmatic Music

Adam Basanta, Arne Eigenfeldt

Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC (Canada)
aba36@sfu.ca, arne_e@sfu.ca


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The authors propose the undertaking of a typological analysis of gesture interaction in canonical works of acousmatic music in order to advance understanding of the contributing factors to the creation of “successful” gesture interaction within the genre. A perceptual, listener-based, methodology of analysis is discussed, and results of said analysis are presented in three levels of typological databases: the micro, meso and macro levels. Finally, suggestions are presented regarding the future implementation of said results in generative and interactive music computational systems.

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