Surveying the Compositional and Performance Practices of Audiovisual Practitioners

Weisling, Anna and XambĂł, Anna and ireti olowe and Barthet, Mathieu

Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression

This paper presents a brief overview of an online survey conducted with the objective of gaining insight into compositional and performance practices of contemporary audiovisual practitioners. The survey gathered information regarding how practitioners relate aural and visual media in their work, and how compositional and performance practices involving multiple modalities might differ from other practices. Discussed here are three themes: compositional approaches, transparency and audience knowledge, and error and risk, which emerged from participants’ responses. We believe these themes contribute to a discussion within the NIME community regarding unique challenges and objectives presented when working with multiple media.