She plays angel music (where people might die)

Wolters, Michael and Norman, Paul (2020) She plays angel music (where people might die). Research Catalogue.

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She plays angel music (where people might die)

Post-Internet Music as a comment on the absorption of knowledge

This exposition articulates the research within the artistic work She Plays Angel Music (where people might die), a 60-minute concert-installation for 5-25 female harpists. The research was triggered by highly questionable and incomplete information on the history of harp composition found on Wikipedia. While it is generally accepted that Wikipedia is not a reliable source in academia, it still a powerful source of knowledge amongst the general public. Thus, the incomplete display on the site promotes

a) the historic and continuing discrimination of women from music composition in the classical music world and
b) the continuing rejection of contemporary music in favour of music by dead composers in the classical music world.

This exposition takes the reader through the compositional steps that were performed in order to create a post-internet work that attempts to highlight political situations by gathering publicly available information into a controversial context.

Item Type: Other
Identification Number:
18 December 2020Published
Subjects: CAH25 - design, and creative and performing arts > CAH25-02 - performing arts > CAH25-02-02 - music
Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Design and Media > Royal Birmingham Conservatoire
Depositing User: Andrew Ingamells
Date Deposited: 11 Feb 2021 10:26
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2022 16:53

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