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Developing a Personal Glitch Aesthetic for Moving Image

Walters, Anthony (2020) Developing a Personal Glitch Aesthetic for Moving Image. Masters thesis, University of Huddersfield.

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Abstract

This project presents five contrasting films with soundtracks exploring glitch music. The
five films are non-narrative but representational, with music being an essential element.
The film and soundtrack work together as a single audiovisual entity. For this project, I
composed the soundtracks and a filmmaker created the films based on my instruction.
The contrasting visual qualities of footage across this project allowed me to explore how
specific glitch techniques could match the qualities of different visual temporal behaviours
and activity.

The commentary discusses how I have modified conventional approaches to sound in film
music, matched the visual and real world sonic behaviours of particular materials and
objects in the films, and how I have developed my own glitch aesthetic to create these
soundtracks. Visual elements that I connect to my glitch aesthetic include light, kinetic
energy, colour, age of footage and real world objects. The commentary also analyses the
concepts of hyperreal and surreal synchresis that I have developed to explore relationships
between vision and sound.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: M Music and Books on Music > M Music
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1993 Motion Pictures
Schools: School of Music, Humanities and Media
Depositing User: Andrew Strike
Date Deposited: 16 Dec 2020 15:32
Last Modified: 16 Dec 2020 15:45
URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/35284

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