Re: pantha

Richard Povall (
Tue, 25 Aug 1998 15:19:36 -0400

>The dance/stage performance and the
>music should each convince in their own right. Just an
>extension of the old trick of turning the sound down on the
>TV or closing your eyes and listening to a music video (usually
>very disappointing).

Ahhh, but I couldn't disagree more. If the music makes sense without the
movement, and the movement makes sense without the music/sound, then why
are we bothering with all this interactive hoo-ha. Let's just find a good
CD and stick it on for the dancers to leap around with...



R i c h a r d P o v a l l
Director, Div. of Contemp. Music/Assoc. Prof of Computer Music/New Media.
Visiting Researcher, Exeter College of Art & Design, Exeter, UK.
TIMARA/Studio 5, Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Oberlin College
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