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Intermedia Storytelling

  • Author(s): Savery, Anna
  • Advisor(s): Umezaki, Kojiro
  • et al.
Abstract

In my essay Intermedia Storytelling, I discuss the works of Laurie Anderson, Roger Dannenberg, Jarosław Kapuściński and R. Luke Dubois as significant contributors to narrative-driven, intermedia performative art. My intention was to gain a better understanding of how to combine multiple art forms into one cohesive performance that is connected by an overarching story or concept. All four artists integrate music, electronics, visuals and storytelling into their work, directly corresponding to my own project which, too, combined all of these creative platforms. The section on Laurie Anderson focuses on Home of the Brave and Empty Places, exploring her use of symbology and music technology as a vehicle for storytelling. Roger Dannenberg’s Critical Point employs an approach to creating a strong connection between visuals and music, as well as the use of technology as a form of extended technique. I specifically chose to research the works of Kapuściński and Dubois because of their use of a software program called Max. Hence, it is my primary tool when using music technology. For their works, I chose to discuss Kapuściński’s Oli’s Dream and Dubois’ Moments of Inertia.

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