Musical Journey Around the World

Research output: Creative and Literary Works in Non-textual Form (RGC: 42, 43, 44, 46, 47)44_Performance and participation in exhibits

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Original languageEnglish
PublisherThe University of New England (UNE), Parramatta, Sydney
Media of outputOnline
Publication statusPublished - 9 Oct 2023


TitleAustralasian Computer Music Conference 2023 (ACMC 2023)
LocationUniversity of New England, Parramatta
Period9 - 11 October 2023


‘Musical Journey Around the World’ illustrates a cosmopolitan life journey in different parts of the world. Inspired by the exotic melodies and asymmetrical rhythms from the Balkans and characterized by the sensuous sound of viola played in the style of traditional Macedonian music, this composition, besides promoting a cultural diversity, promotes a cultural heritage preservation.

This project is created in Max/MSP and Ableton Live. Without involving drastic changes to the original material, it expands beyond traditional musical forms, representing an investigation into the creative possibilities of multichannel signal processing for generating rich and compelling soundscapes. For the signal manipulation of the sound of percussion instruments, including Macedonian drum (tapan) and tarabuka, and voice, through the entire composition, is used soundscape generator where a single sample is a starting point. For the panning, are used different algorithms that range from utilizing multichannel LFOs to the playback status of each individual playback channel. In the second part, for the viola sound processing, is used multichannel harmonic delay. Other techniques applied in this composition include superimposition and all pass filter where 50 delayed copies of the same sample, with applied 50 different pass filters, are superimposed on the top of the original sample.

Research Area(s)

  • Music composition, Sound Art, Traditional Music, Cultural Heritage, Viola, Cultural Diversity, Multichannel Signal Processing

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Musical Journey Around the World. DOKIC, Mirjana (Composer). 2023. The University of New England (UNE), Parramatta, SydneyEvent details: Australasian Computer Music Conference 2023 (ACMC 2023), University of New England, Parramatta, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

Research output: Creative and Literary Works in Non-textual Form (RGC: 42, 43, 44, 46, 47)44_Performance and participation in exhibits