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Title:
Forte, piano, crescendo, diminuendo : Gestures of intensity in orchestra and choir conduction
Author:
Isabella Poggi: Dipartimento di Filosofia, Comunicazione e Spettacolo, Università Roma Tre, Italy Alessandro Ansani: Dipartimento di Filosofia, Comunicazione e Spettacolo, Università Roma Tre, Italy
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2017
Conference:
Proceedings of the 4th European and 7th Nordic Symposium on Multimodal Communication (MMSYM 2016), Copenhagen, 29-30 September 2016
Issue:
141
Article no.:
015
Pages:
111-119
No. of pages:
9
Publication type:
Abstract and Fulltext
Published:
2017-09-21
ISBN:
978-91-7685-423-5
Series:
Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):
1650-3686
ISSN (online):
1650-3740
Publisher:
Linköping University Electronic Press, Linköpings universitet


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Starting from the hypothesis that the signals used in conducting are systematic and shared, so as to make up a lexicon, this work finds out and analyses 23 gesture types, and 11 values in their parameters, that within the body signals of choir and orchestra conductors convey intensity indications: piano, forte, crescendo, diminuendo. The gestures selected from a corpus of concerts and rehearsals are analysed through an annotation scheme that describes the body signals soliciting dynamic action, their precise meanings, and the semiotic devices used; for example, enlarging arms progressively, by representing something growing in width, evokes a crescendo: an iconic resemblance with transposition across modalities, where amplitude is transposed from the visual to the auditory domain.

Proceedings of the 4th European and 7th Nordic Symposium on Multimodal Communication (MMSYM 2016), Copenhagen, 29-30 September 2016

Author:
Isabella Poggi, Alessandro Ansani
Title:
Forte, piano, crescendo, diminuendo : Gestures of intensity in orchestra and choir conduction
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Proceedings of the 4th European and 7th Nordic Symposium on Multimodal Communication (MMSYM 2016), Copenhagen, 29-30 September 2016

Author:
Isabella Poggi, Alessandro Ansani
Title:
Forte, piano, crescendo, diminuendo : Gestures of intensity in orchestra and choir conduction
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