Abstract

Abstract

This report documents and reflects my artistic research project “Bridging the gap – ConDiS: Allowing the conductor to shape the musical expression of the electronic part of composed music.” It takes as an example my composition Kuuki no Sukima – Between the Air, a work for ensemble and interactive conductor created specially as part of this project.

With a custom-made conducting glove “Con Glove” the conductor can conduct and control the overall balance, volume, tempo, and synchronization of electronic sounds written in the musical score.

ConDiS – Conducting Digital System is in its artistic essence, an instrumental tool that brings the electronic aspects of musical expressivity directly under the conductor´s control, and in doing so enables the composer to rely on such affordances. So, in turn, it enables the writing of mixed music with precision yet with a certain amount of flexibility and expressivity.