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New Media and Music Theater

Eric Salzman and Thomas Desi

in The New Music Theater

Published in print November 2008 | ISBN: 9780195099362
Published online January 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199864737 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195099362.003.0023
New Media and Music Theater

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Technology has a long history in both music and theater, and music theater may be the most technological of all the arts. The arrival of new technologies has always provided a focus as well as themes for new work: the history of the relationship of opera and music theater on the one hand; film, video, and television on the other. Robert Ashley's video work, various uses of technology in music theater works, and digital interactivity are discussed. A final section discusses theater itself as a medium in the work of Heiner Goebbels.

Keywords: technology; film; video; television; Robert Ashley; Heiner Goebbels

Chapter.  8107 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Opera

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