Under construction – contemporary opera in the crossroads between new aesthetics, techniques, and technologies

Kallionpää, Maria, Chamberlain, Alan and Gasselseder, Hans-Peter (2018) Under construction – contemporary opera in the crossroads between new aesthetics, techniques, and technologies. In: Audio Mostly 2018: a conference on interaction with sound, 12-14 September 2018, Wrexham, UK.

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Despite of its long history, opera as an art form is constantly evolving. Composers have never lost their fascination about it and keep exploring with innovative aesthetics, techniques, and modes of expression. New technologies, such as Virtual Reality (VR), Robotics and Artificial Intelligence (AI) are steadily having an impact upon the world of opera. The evolving use of performance-based software such as Ableton Live and Max/MSP has created new and exciting compositional techniques that intertwine theatrical and musical performance. This paper presents some initial work on the development of an opera using such technologies that is being composed by Kallionpää and Chamberlain. Furthermore, it presents two composition case studies by Kallionpää: “She” (2017) and puppet opera “Croak” (2018), as well as their documentation within the world's first 360° 3D VR recordings with full spatial audio in third-order Ambisonics and the application of an unmixing paradigm for focusing and isolating individual voices.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: doi: 10.1145/3243274.3243306 ISBN:978-1-4503-6609-0
Keywords: Ethnography, Autoethnography, Semantics, Methods, Design, Maps, Audio, Participation, Ubiquitous Computing, Place, Space, Memory, Curation, Museums, Music, Heritage, Opera, Contemporary Music, Immersive Experience, Virtual Reality, Ambisonics, 3D Audio, Audio Source Separation
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Science > School of Computer Science
Depositing User: Lashkova, Mrs Olga
Date Deposited: 13 Sep 2018 08:57
Last Modified: 13 Sep 2018 09:04
URI: https://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/54725

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