The Concept of “Multimedia” in the Music of Igor Kefalidi

Abstract
At the present time the concept of “multimedia” is quite widespread and is used in education, science, art and advertisement; in the sphere of music it is used in clips of entertainment genres. The aim of the article is to trace the circle of phenomena of multimedia in the works of a composer of the academic tradition – Igor Kefalidi. Most typical for this composer is the following triad of components: electronic sounds, the sounding of acoustic instruments and video footage, in particular, in his best compositions – “TapeEхt” and “S_S_S”. In addition, the composer has written compositions, which include: instrumental theater – electronics, percussion instruments, theatrical motions and video (“Percato molto”); dance – electronics, dance, percussion and video (“Sophisteia”); vocals – electronics, human voice, wind instruments and video (“…so und auch so…”); employment of laser beams (“Feu le fol, eh!”). The author knows multimedia works by other composers without electronics: instrumental ensemble and video (Francois Paris). As a representative example, the article examines the composition “S_S_S”, created with the assistance of artist Andrew Quinn.
 

Keywords
Multimedia, electronic music, video, Igor Kefalidi, Andrew Quinn.

Journal: 
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