Pseudo-realistic orchestral composition

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Discussions on and considerations of research-through-practice in musical composition. Specifically, assessing and addressing the challenges and opportunities of working with software libraries (Spitfire Audio’s BBC Symphony Orchestra Professional) to create pseudo-realistic orchestral compositions, that explicitly extend would-be physical possibilities of performers. Structured around the theme of viruses the work reaches back to 2007 and consists of a suite of orchestral compositions. The presentation will explore the boundaries between digital and physical performance and musical examples from the compositions will be given to detail how there is an attempt to exist in the liminal space between the two, whilst remaining true to established canons of orchestral composition.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 20 May 2023
EventPractice Research in 21st Century Music - University of West London, London, United Kingdom
Duration: 20 May 202320 May 2023


ConferencePractice Research in 21st Century Music
Abbreviated titleC21MP
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
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