Intermedia, hypermedia, and metamedia in Tarrare: consumption studies

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Jonathan Frederick Wall (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Mark Engebretson

Abstract: With my thesis, I have attempted to find a multimedia-oriented approach to musical composition that simultaneously presents a number of possible interpretations and allows for listeners to create their own. Tarrare: Consumption Studies explores a discursive space created around Tarrare, an eighteenth-century polyphagist, through instrumental music, electronic sound, spoken text, and moving image. I collaborated on many of the texts with Jensen Suther. This thesis also examines media theories that aim to address the relationships between different facets of multimedia creation and experience, particularly intermedia (a concept from Fluxus artist Dick Higgins that examines collisions between different art forms), hypermedia (a phenomenon particularly common on the Internet where different elements are explicitly linked together to form non-linear experiences), and metamedia (a process that relies on technology to take old media and rework the material into new media). I provide the text of the narration (Appendix A) and a score of the instrumental work (Appendix B).

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Language: English
Date: 2013
Music composition, Tarrare
Hyperphagia $v Songs and music
Mixed media (Music)

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