Publication: Who's making all that noise?

Essay on live presentation of electronic music included in new collection

An essay by Jonathan Pitkin examining ways in which electronic music might still be able to create a sense of being performed by someone (or something), despite there usually being no protagonists visible on stage, has been published in a new collection edited by Luis Campos and Fiona Jane Schopf. Music on Stage (vol.2) brings together selected papers from the international conference of the same name held at Rose Bruford College, Kent, in 2014.

Jonathan's chapter, entitled 'Who’s making all that noise? Stage presence (and absence) in music for electronically-controlled sound sources', makes particular reference to his own works Con Spirito and Playing Up, as well as giving a glimpse of what might be in store in a proposed new composition for 'misbehaving' instruments, Klavier Stuck.

Music on Stage 2 is available from Cambridge Scholars Press.