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Rudy, Paul

Separation Anxiety: Metaphoric transmutations from a paradoxical biological instrument, or: What is a cactus doing in our concert hall?

2001

Monday 11 July 2005, by Leigh Landy

Degrees of Separation: “Grandchild of Tree”. The work is a metaphor which portrays subtle transformations (or transmutations) in human existence precipitated by pervasive new technology. Development of this work has proven invaluable for the author’s approach to his music, and for the understanding of his position in the contemporary world of computers, technology and art. This paper attempts to describe these discoveries through outlining the levels of symbolism and metaphor in the work as realised through source abstraction (both visually and aurally), spatialisation and (re-)contextualisation.

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