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Theremins, Clarinets, and Kyma
06 May 2005
By: RolandKarnatz
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http://etd.lsu.edu/docs/available/etd-04072005-111439/

Not only has Roland Karnatz performed live with Kyma, he has also taken the time to reflect on the process and summarize some of his observations and discoveries. In Interactive Computer Music: A Performer's Guide to Issues Surrounding Kyma with Live Clarinet Input (available as a free PDF download), Karnatz describes some of his discoveries, including his observations on audience perception of interaction and the differences between using an acoustic instrument as a controller or as a source of sound. Karnatz believes that technology is blurring the distinction between composer and performer, and he wants to encourage more performers to compose interactive environments for themselves. Thus, his document is written from the player's point of view and contains descriptions of various models of interaction between Kyma and a live performer. He also includes practical information on issues such as speakers and amplifiers, performance-space acoustics and diffusion options, interactive inputs, and microphone choices for clarinet. There's even an audio excerpt demonstrating his "prepared clarinet" concept. Karnatz' philosophy is summed up in his quoting of Jacques Attali who predicts a time when the "bulk of commodity production then shifts to the production of tools allowing people to create the conditions for taking pleasure in the act of composing."


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