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Sarja A. Acta Universitatis Lapponiensis, A294
Expanding opera into mobile media
Acta Universitatis Lapponiensis 294
Laajuus: 176 s.
Throughout its history Western opera has been in the forefront of embracing emergent representation technologies and making them part of its expressive vocabulary. In his study Jaakko Nousiainen looks at the ways in which the mobile medium now continues this process.
This research focuses on lessons learned from the experimental opera Omnivore (2012), which was conceived and produced for mobile delivery. The study examines what kind of ontological notions the mobile medium sensitizes in opera, what is particular about the artwork's multidisciplinary creative process, and ultimately, what kind of thought trajectories does the experience suggest for future creation of opera using mobile technologies.
Jaakko Nousiainen is an opera director and writer with a background in film, performance and sound art as well as digital media design.