Survival Kit

Eugene Markin

Music Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression

  • Year: 2023
  • Article Number: 1305
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Abstract:

Survival Kit is a live electroacoustic piece that explores the connection between textual and musical meanings. It is a revised take on choral music in the digital era. The author experiments with ways to interpret natural language in computer music and suggests a novel approach to performing text/sound compositions. The foundation of the piece is a poetic text that lists all the things that may come to mind amidst a futile preparation for a global disaster. The piece is performed by a single performer in the live coding manner. The author enters the text in his original computer music software, which triggers sections of pre-recorded music and corresponding processing algorithms. All vocals were performed by a collaborator vocalist (tenor) using a recording score for individual lines, and then edited and programmed into the software by the author.

Citation:

Eugene Markin. 2023. Survival Kit. Music Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression. DOI:

BibTeX Entry:

  @article{nime23-music-1305,
 abstract = {Survival Kit is a live electroacoustic piece that explores the connection between textual and musical meanings. It is a revised take on choral music in the  digital era. The author experiments with ways to interpret natural language in computer music and suggests a novel approach to performing text/sound compositions. The foundation of the piece is a poetic text that lists all the things that may come to mind amidst a futile preparation for a global disaster.  The piece is performed by a single performer in the live coding manner. The author enters the text in his original computer music software, which triggers sections of pre-recorded music and corresponding processing algorithms. All vocals were performed by a collaborator vocalist (tenor) using a recording score for individual lines, and then edited and programmed into the software by the author.},
 articleno = {1305},
 author = {Eugene Markin},
 booktitle = {Music Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression},
 editor = {Rob Hamilton},
 month = {May},
 note = {Live Concert 1, Wednesday May 31, Biblioteca Vasconcelos},
 title = {Survival Kit},
 url = {https://www.nime.org/proceedings/2023/nime23_concert_1.pdf},
 year = {2023}
}