JOSH MARSHALL - ALISTAIR
Movement IV (an arrangement of ‘Angel of the Air, Part I ‘)
"ALISTAIR is a thesis project which explores the confluence of interactive computer music and the broader tradition of musical narrativity. Taking the form of an extended composition, the piece casts musicians as mythic characters, while real-time computer processes diagnose, infer, and articulate the psychic profile of the titular protagonist by analyzing the nature of his performance and subsequently producing a sonic realm shaped by their findings. This unique approach to character development coupled with an emphasis on structured improvisation make possible a mytho-musical phenomenon which, though committed to a generalized narrative trajectory, allows a practice of story telling to delve into the boundless realm of multiplicity."
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