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The Vocal Chorder: – Empowering Opera Singers with a Large Interactive Instrument
Stockholm University of the Arts, University College of Opera. Kungliga tekniska högskolan.
Luleå tekniska universitet.
Kungliga tekniska högskolan.
2014 (English)Conference proceedings (editor) (Refereed) [Artistic work]
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Abstract [en]

With The Vocal Chorder, a large interactive instrument tocreate accompaniment, opera singers can get more powerover the performance. The device allows performers to interactivelyaccompany themselves through pushing, leaningon and bending steel wires. The design was guided by theunique needs of the solo-singer, explored through autobiographicaldesign and material explorations, some on stage,and later tested by other singers. We discuss how designingfor opera and for the stage requires extraordinary durabilityand how opera performances can change with a bodilyorientedinstrument such as The Vocal Chorder. Through adesignerly exploration, we arrived at a device that offered(1) a tool for singers to take control over the rhythmicalpace and overall artistic and aesthetic outcome of their performances,(2) an enriched sense of embodiment betweentheir voice and the overall performance; and (3) a means toempower opera singers on stage.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New York: ACM , 2014. , 10 + 4 p.
Keyword [en]
Opera singers, Music, Vocal instruments, Autobiographical design, Interactive instruments
National Category
Music
Research subject
Performative and mediated practices, with specializations in choreography/film and media/opera /performing arts
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uniarts:diva-220OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uniarts-220DiVA: diva2:1087340
Conference
The 32nd annual ACM conference on Human factors in computing systems (pp. 1001–1010). ACM, New York, © 2014.
Note

Interacting with The Vocal Chorder - Re-empowering the Opera Diva

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_nqtfqz9bg

Available from: 2017-04-06 Created: 2017-04-06 Last updated: 2017-04-06

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