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Music Performance and Seminar Paper: "On Vocal Assemblages: From Edison to Miku"

Title
Music Performance and Seminar Paper: "On Vocal Assemblages: From Edison to Miku"
Speaker(s)
Speaker: Dr Nick Prior # University of Edinburgh; Hosted by: Sociology # University of Edinburgh
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Date and Time
6th Dec 2017 11:00 - 6th Dec 2017 12:00
Location
CMB Common Room (6th floor)
URL
http://www.sociology.ed.ac.uk/events2/seminar_series/2017_2018/music_performance_and_seminar_paper_on_vocal_assemblages_from_edison_to_miku
The seminar session is split into two parts. In the first half, Nick will perform three electronic music scores inspired by his research in Japan: “The Voices of Akihabara”, “Jihanki” and “Tokyo After Hours”. These scores are derived from field recordings collected in Tokyo and explore the city as a polyrhythmic ensemble where myriad human and nonhuman voices congregate, coalesce and conflict. In the second half he will deliver a paper on his related work on the sociology of the voice and the Japanese virtual singer, Hatsune Miku.
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