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Lucy Gooch

I HAVE KISSED THIS WORLD WITH MY EYES AND MY LIMBS

An exploration of virtual space in loop-based music

My current research and creative practice  is focussed on theories of mediating subjectivity and phenomenological time in relation to an exploration of loop-based instrumental composition and vocal experimentation.

Practical research is achieved through each phase of the making process; experimenting, writing, recording, mixing, listening and live performance.  In my practical discovery of musical space in loop-based composition, I am concerned with two key aspects: composed space and perceived space.

I am interested in the immediate visceral  experience of spaciousness in the term virtual space. I use virtual space in its typical and established form: possessing all or many of the sensuous qualities of the real except the ontological status of being ‘real.’

I propose that whilst the virtual spaces of loop-based music do not have all the qualities of real spaces, they have enough auditory spatial qualities to create an abstract experience of space. To achieve this,  I’ve applied a framework consisting of the following parameters: 1 – structure & texture, 2 – time, 3 – distance & depth, 4 – width & height.

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