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Thesis Info

LABS ID
00405
Thesis Title
Portfolio of Audiovisual Compositions
Author
Louise Harris
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3rd Author
Degree
PhD, Music Composition
Year
2010
Number of Pages
57
University
University of Sheffield, UK
Thesis Supervisor
Dr Adrian Moore
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Language(s) of Thesis
English
Department / Discipline
Music (Composition)
Languages Familiar to Author
English
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Keywords
audiovisual composition equilibrium cohesion causality relationship
Abstract: 200-500 words
The portfolio deals with issues involved in creating audiovisual work in which the audio and video components are considered as being of equal importance. Discussion focuses on the identification and analysis of three different ap- proaches to working with both audio and video simultaneously which are present in my work. These approaches are categorised as creating direct, indirect/behavioural and inverse relationships between audio and video. The potential of combining more than one approach is also discussed, along with other pertinent issues such as the nature of the frame in audiovisual composition and perceptions of causality. The ultimate goal will be to consider whether or not it is possible to achieve perceptual cohesion in abstract audiovisual composition and how the type of audiovisual relationships used in the conception and creation of a piece affect the perception of unity and cohesion in the finished work.