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.