Give Me your blessing for I go to a foreign land: 3

Hopkins, Tim (2010) Give Me your blessing for I go to a foreign land: 3. [Image]

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Abstract

'Give me your blessing for I go to a foreign land' was a multiplatform research project with three discrete outcomes: 1) music theatre performance piece, 2) print publication integrated with web resources 3) web object. This multiplicity was a reflexive device, the different forms emphasising shared themes of translation, decontextualisation and migration. This abstract is concerned with outcome 3 - web object The title comes from Stravinsky's Les Noces. The words are sung by a girl on the eve of marriage. She sees the wedding ritual as a state of transition preceding a voyage into the unknown. Research saw this image as a point of convergence. Stravinsky imported ethnic material into conscious modernity, depicting peasant rituals as violently coercive processes, referring to the wider technological transformation of his world, where the individual was effaced in favour of the many, the uniform, the mobile. Each platform related this complex historic experience of change to current transformatory conditions created by digital media, framing transitional encounters between art-forms.Wireframe, visual content, (3-d objects photographed and formatted for web use), describing interactive devices (Make your own Russian Folk Song,) blog/journal on theme of creative evolution, and downloadable flat-pack model, for users to build, use to stage own material, record and upload to public website. URL to PDF containing launch page image for Make Your Own Russian Folk Song http://dl.dropbox.com/u/18538772/REF materials/Hopkins Item 1.3 documents.pdf

Item Type: Image
Additional Information: Sole author of prototype web object made for Royal Opera House Digital. This was initially commissioned for internal discussion within the ROH. Subsequent development to a full public is currently suspended due to changes within the organisation.
Schools and Departments: School of Media, Film and Music > Music
Depositing User: Tim Hopkins
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 19:38
Last Modified: 20 Mar 2013 10:13
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/21582
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