know that your actions reflect within the group (2017) [REF2021 collection]

Saunders, J (2021) know that your actions reflect within the group (2017) [REF2021 collection].

Item Type: Artefact
Creators: Saunders, J
Abstract: know that your actions reflect within the group explores multitasking, cognitive load and group decision making. The players give and respond to three types of cues: spoken words and paired audio samples, auxiliary instruments, and drones. These different cue layers run in parallel, causing players to switch between different modes of cue-giving and response. The density, speed and patterning of these cues causes different amounts of cognitive load on the players, altering their response times and with it the texture of the resulting music. The cue system also creates a lingua franca between the players, giving them a shared means to direct each other’s behaviour. Players may try to exert control over the group, work together, team up to make the task more taxing for individuals, and adopt many other common behaviours that are familiar within working groups. The piece embodies the values of consensus, collectivism, and equality, while facilitating approaches that allow for disruption, control, vindictiveness and individualism. This Collection comprises a single-component output with contextualising information, evidencing the output in the form of a music score and video recording of a performance. Contextualising materials include a 300-word statement, research timeline, research questions, and documentation of two conference presentations entitled 'Rules and Goals in Game Compositions' and 'What’s the point? Balancing purpose and play in rule-based compositions'.
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Date: 2021

This Collection is a collation of research disseminated in 2017, included in the REF2021 submission.

Divisions: Bath School of Music and Performing Arts
Research Centres and Groups: Sonic Materialities Research Group
UoA: Music & Performing Arts
Date Deposited: 02 Mar 2021 16:58
Last Modified: 17 May 2022 15:58
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