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GAPPP: Gamified Audiovisual Performance
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"Kilgore" for two performers and a game system by Marko Ciciliani (2017/18, trailer). Two performers interact via two instances of the same game; their actions mutually the other performer's game. An extensive 3D landscape works at the same time as additional instrument and score. Performers have to fullfill concrete tasks and goals.

"game_over_v0.3.0" by Christof Ressi, clarinet: Szilard Benes. "game_over_v0.3.0" is a game piece based on a 2D open world design. There are no specific rules or goals to pursue. The goal is instead to explore the 2D world with its varying environments and specific options to interact and produce and play with the sound material.

"Atomic Etudes" by Marko Ciciliani, a game-based work for Monome and SuperCollider, composed in 2016, performed by Marko Ciciliani. This work was inspired by a visit to the Nevada Test-Site Museum in Las Vegas in summer 2016. The piece combines the paradoxical coincidence of gambling and nuclear tests – roulette and atomic chain reactions. Ciciliani uses a Monome as display and interface which consists of 16 by 16 led lamps. Due to this "crude" resolution the Monome resembles early computer games. – "Atomic Etudes" was commissioned by Benjamin van Esser

"Tympanic Touch" by Marko Ciciliani, a multisensory work for two performers and a game system (2017, fragment of 6 minutes length), performed by Barbara Lüneburg and Marko Ciciliani. The title "Tympanic Touch" refers to the tympanic skin of the human hearing system. The piece focusses on sounds that are produced with materials that have very different surface characteristics: smooth, soft, shaggy, rough etc.. The intention of the piece is to offer the experience of haptic sensations via various senses, hence it is referred to as a multi-sensorial piece. At the basis of this work lies a game system with points and winners. However, the information about the current score is only accessible to the performers on their tablets. There they also get information about their next tasks in the piece. In the foreground of our research interest stood here, if following a competitive game and pursuing goals in a performance piece influences interaction between the players and the perception of the audience.

"Tonify" by Martina Menegon and Stefano D’Alessio, an interactive audio-visual game for two participating audience members (2017), performed by the artists.

The ‘instrument’ the performers use is their own face. The interface, although highly technical and sophisticated is easy to understand and to work with. No prior education is needed for the performers actions which is to ‘contort’ their face in the right way – by imitating the emoticon displayed on their screen – to score points. The performers stand in a competition to each other, in an ‘athletic’ contest measuring the best manipulation of their face muscles in combination with the fastest respond time. Menegon’s and D’Alessio’s main goal was to create an “interaction with the audience” and solve the question of how to make this interaction a game, “how to make it funny to watch, entertaining to watch, but also [funny] to do”. (notes on "Tonify" by D'Alessio and Mengon 2017).

Published Papers

Barbara Lüneburg
Between ‘Ludic Play’ and ‘Performative Involvement’:
Performance Practice in Audiovisual Gamified Multimedia Artworks

Presented at:
Ludo18, Ludomusicology Conference Leipzig, Germany; April 13, 2018
For publication accepted at the online journal econtact! – Canada

Marko Ciciliani and Barbara Lüneburg
Gamified Audiovisual Works – Composition, Perception, Performance

Presented at:
Seoul International Computer Music Festival/Korean Electronics-Acoustic Music Society’s Annual Conference Gwangju, Korea; October 25, 2017
Published in: Emille, the Journal of the Korean Electro-Acoustic Music Society (2018)

Marko Ciciliani:
Token of Enunciation in Multimedia Performance

Presented at:
Seoul International Computer Music Festival/Korean Electronics-Acoustic Music Society’s Annual Conference Gwangju, Korea; October 24, 2017
October 17, 2017 International Computer Music Conference Shanghai, China
Published in: Conference proceedings: 2 0 1 7 I C M C / E M W

Publications on GAPPP

Julian Kämper:
Regelbrüche komponieren - Kompositionen zwischen Musik und Videospiel

(in German language)
Published in: MusikTexte 155, 2017

Julian Kämper:
Gameboys. Komposition zwischen Musik und Videospiel
Radio feature at BR KLASSIK Horizonte, 18.05.2017.

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GAPPP is funded by the Austrian Science Fund FWF as project PEEK AR 364-G24.