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Music: Creativity and New Technologies. A Systemic Approach Towards Multimedia Project and Sound Design

  • Emanuela Pietrocini
  • Maurizio Lopa
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Part of the Contemporary Systems Thinking book series (CST)

Abstract

Representations of musical phenomena in contemporary production include extremely various and apparently non-homogeneous expressive fields: forms, contents and styles increase and blend together; they stop having their connotative function and situate themselves at a level of description which, from a systemic point of view, could be defined as meta-structural. In fact, the creative production moves towards syncretism: sound, image, environment and language are equal and interactive parts of a synaesthetic process of which it is possible to trace creation and enjoyment in the same role of observer. Modern technologies provide sophisticated and powerful instruments which enable a highly refined manipulation of the sound and multimedia material. Today, a creative person has almost unlimited resources but, mainly due to a tension aiming at mass communication, there is the risk of becoming a mere repetition of established patterns with formulas that are not always captivating. A systemic approach towards multimedia project and sound design, restores the identity to the creative process, allows to identify interactions and network connections among elements and systems of elements according to a non-linear, open, non-deterministic and non-finalist model; yet, it is incredibly effective since the representation of coherences, defining the artistic product, is also the representation of shared thinking and beauty.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Emanuela Pietrocini
    • 1
  • Maurizio Lopa
    • 1
  1. 1.Schola Palatina, Early Music DepartmentLa Vertuosa Compagnia de’ Musici di Roma, ISIA of Pescara, Multimedia DesignPescaraItaly

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