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utterly transformed” and “distance and delay have been eroded to nearly nothing”. In this work I will explore the relationship between both the ideological appropriation and nullification of meaning and the physical altering and distortion of the sound as it travels through narratively concurrent spaces. By performing it in real time with the original I hope to question the audience’s perception of the temporality of meaning in music. Using Morse Code as a structure to build rhythm questions both musicality as communication, and the historical potential of music in digital form, challenging Reynolds’ contention that through digital reproduction “a copy of a copy of a copy is basically the same as the original”. The title is a joke. I am a Glaswegian composer currently studying for an MSc in Composition for Screen at the Edinburgh College of Art.
This work is the first of a series where I aim to investigate the flexibility of meaning in music and how this aesthetic potential relates to music’s relationship with other art forms. I am particularly interested in the traditional partitioning of distinct art forms and how music is used as a conduit between works and audience within them. I have previously been awarded Arts Trust Scotland and IdeasTap funding for projects in this field.

Bethan Parkes Bethan Parkes is a PhD candidate in Sonic Arts at the University of Glasgow. Her work explores the inherent dimensionality of sound, the spaces it articulates and the affective potential of these spatialities through multi-channel/ambisonic compositions and installations. She has exhibited works at conferences and festivals in the UK and internationally, including at The Hunterian, The Arches and the CCA in Glasgow; The Royal Dockyard Church, University of Kent; and Hochschule Darmstadt, Dieburg.

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Sound Thought 2014 Programme  

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