Principal Investigator: Prof. Michael Clarke (CeReNeM, University of Huddersfield)
Co-Investigator: Prof. Peter Manning (Durham University)
Post Doctoral Research Assistant: Dr Frédéric Dufeu (CeReNeM, University of Huddersfield)
This AHRC funded research project (2012-15) seeks to investigate “the impact of technology on the creative processes of composing electroacoustic music.” It will investigate questions such as:
The TaCEM project will examine these issues through a series of approximately eight case studies. Each case study will involve the detailed investigation of a particular work, looking at the technical means employed in its creation, analyzing its musical structure and examining the place of the work within the composer’s oeuvre and the broader historical context. A range of works will be chosen to reflect different aspects of the genre.
The outcomes of the TaCEM project will involve written materials (including a book), integrated with software designed to help readers gain a deeper understanding of both the technical and analytical issues surrounding each work. The software will extend the techniques previously developed by Michael Clarke and will be freely available. Users will have the chance to try out the techniques used in particular works for themselves and be able to explore the music interactively in sound.