Whalley, Ian


Traditional New Zealand Mäori Instruments, Composition and Digital Technology: Some recent collaborations and processes

Organised Sound: Vol. 10 no. 1. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 57-65.

URL: http://journals.cambridge.org/jid_OSO

Language(s): English


Sound Shaping Socio-Cultural Aspects of Electroacoustic Music Mixed Work Improvisation


This paper examines the integration of traditional New Zealand Mäori instruments with digital music technology, and the use of these instruments in making new works. The focus is on the work of performer/composers Hirini Melbourne and Richard Nunns, as well as recent collaborations that Richard Nunns has undertaken with some composers and musicians in genres other than Mäori music. Aesthetic, practical and cultural considerations in the composition process are explored.

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Whalley, Ian (1999). Beyond Pitch/Duration Scoring: Towards A System Dynamics Model Of Electroacoustic Music
Whalley, Ian (2000). Applications of System Dynamics Modelling to Computer Music
Whalley, Ian (2004). PIWeCS: Enhancing human/machine agency in an interactive composition system