The Center of the Universe

Sunhuimei Xia

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

  • Year: 2023
  • Article Number: 28
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Abstract:

The Center of the Universe was inspired by my impression of New York City after several trips to this world center. When I stood at the top of the Empire State Building, I felt that it absorbed the energy of the entire universe. People with different backgrounds travel to New York from all over the world, creating a colorful and spectacular city. The primary material in this work is the text “The Center of the Universe.” This text is stated and manipulated in various languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Russian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Thai. All the human voices come from the sampled AI voices of the MacOS system. Two Bluetooth Nintendo Wiimote Controllers provide the capability to stand untethered at center stage and play this composition.

Citation:

Sunhuimei Xia. 2023. The Center of the Universe. Music Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression. DOI:

BibTeX Entry:

  @article{nime23-music-28,
 abstract = {The Center of the Universe was inspired by my impression of New York City after several trips to this world center. When I stood at the top of the Empire State Building, I felt that it absorbed the energy of the entire universe. People with different backgrounds travel to New York from all over the world, creating a colorful and spectacular city. The primary material in this work is the text “The Center of the Universe.” This text is stated and manipulated in various languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Russian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Thai. All the human voices come from the sampled AI voices of the MacOS system. Two Bluetooth Nintendo Wiimote Controllers provide the capability to stand untethered at center stage and play this composition.},
 articleno = {28},
 author = {Sunhuimei Xia},
 booktitle = {Music Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression},
 editor = {Rob Hamilton},
 month = {May},
 note = {Online Presentation},
 title = {The Center of the Universe},
 url = {https://www.nime2023.org/program/online-in-person-concerts},
 year = {2023}
}