Giusy Caruso (Ghent University) shows how motion capture technologies help performers to frame their interpretative outlooks.
Gestures in Contemporary Music Performance
4pm-5pm Wednesday 22 March 2017
Lecture theatre, Ben Pimlott Building
Contemporary music often challenges traditions of performance, demanding physical movements that go beyond existing codes and practices.
In this talk, Giusy Caruso (Institute for Psychoacoustics & Electronic Music, Ghent University) shows how motion capture technologies enable performers to better understand the relationship between goals, actions, and sounds.
She describes a general framework for understanding music performance founded on the notion of performance spaces and frames, and on recent insights in embodied interactions with music. She then illustrates how this framework applies to contemporary piano performance based on Karnatic music tradition.
Born in Cosenza (Italy) and living in Brussels, Giusy Caruso is a professional concert pianist and artist researcher graduated cum laude in Piano and in Philosophy. She is interested in musicology, theatre, dance, improvisation, yoga, Eastern cultures and music technology. Her performance projects - based on a repertory ranging from classical to contemporary style - often interact with visual arts, theatre and dance.
Caruso continues her concert activity and lectures throughout Europe, Asia and America while working at present as artist researcher at IPEM (Institute for Psychoacoustics and Electronic Music) Department of Musicology, Art, Music Performance and Theatre Studies at the University of Ghent, in affiliation with the KASK School of Arts of Ghent, Royal Conservatory.
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