Composer-performer collaboration in the development of Kinabuhi | Kamatayon for percussion and electronics

Louise Devenish, Stuart James

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This paper provides an outline of the collaborative approach taken in the creation of electroacoustic percussion work Kinabuhi | Kamatayon (2015) by Stuart James. Written for eleven Indonesian bossed gongs and electronics, the work involved creative and systematic exploration of various percussive and electronic techniques with the primary aim of recontextualising these instruments. This paper offers an overview of the collaboration process with percussionist Louise Devenish and how these techniques were used in the work. This includes discussion of the performance practices developed and a suitable notation system for effectively executing these compositional ideas.
Original languageEnglish
Article number9
Number of pages12
JournalSound Scripts
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2019

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