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The Politics of Resonance

Palme, Pia (2015) The Politics of Resonance. Divergence Press (4). ISSN 20523467

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Abstract

‘GIB SIE WIEDER’1 is a series of two political compositions, dedicated to exceptional performers Garth Knox (viola d’amore) and Rhodri Davies (harp). In this project the central focus is on resonance in both a musical and wider socio-cultural sense. Finding the term closely correlated to the construction of gender, I direct my inner ear to the hidden background noises of the organisation of society. As a woman and composer, I perceive aural patterns of individual and political significance. In this work my aim is to to deconstruct engrained structures of resonance and assumptions of gender, and redefine them from a personal perspective as the basis for a new compositional identity. In this article, I identify my political perspective as an artist, and describe how this affects and stimulates my creative process. I discuss the compositional approach taken in the two compositions making up ‘GIB SIE WIEDER’ and their public performances in 2014.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Gender; Politics of Resonances; Transducing; Sonic Objects; Harp; Viola d'amore; Audio Score
Subjects: M Music and Books on Music > ML Literature of music
Schools: School of Music, Humanities and Media
School of Music, Humanities and Media > CeReNeM
Depositing User: Graham Stone
Date Deposited: 30 Apr 2015 12:02
Last Modified: 12 Nov 2015 04:02
URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/24326

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