Weinberg, Gil


Voice Networks: The Human Voice as a Creative Medium for Musical Collaboration

Leonardo Music Journal: Vol. 15. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press: 23-26.

URL: http://www.mitpressjournals.org/loi/lmj

Language(s): English


Interactivity Text-sound Composition Sound Installation


In this article, the author describes a musical installation that allows players to record, transform and share their voices in a group. A central computer system facilitates the interaction as participants interdependently collaborate in developing their "voice motifs" into a coherent musical composition. Observations of subjects interacting with two different applications that were developed for the installation lead to a discussion regarding the use of abstract sounds as opposed to spoken words, the effect of group interdependency on individual contribution by players and the tension between maintaining autonomy and individuality versus sharing and collaborative group playing.

All references of the same author:


Weinberg, Gil (2002a). Playpens, Fireflies and Squeezables: New Musical Instruments for Bridging the Thoughtful and the Joyful
Weinberg, Gil (2002b). The Aesthetics, History, and Future Challenges of Interconnected Music Networks
Weinberg, Gil (2005a). Interconnected Musical Networks: Toward a Theoretical Framework
Weinberg, Gil (2005c). Local Performance Networks: musical interdependency through gestures and controllers