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Thesis Title: Art, technology and the future of musicianship: Questions of balance between live performance and the recorded medium in popular music
Degree Type: MA
Degree Specialism: Music Technology
Thesis Status: Accepted
Date Submitted / Accepted: 2011
Institution Submitting / Submitted To: Cork School of Music, CIT
Thesis Location / Link: Cork School of Music Library
Abstract: This thesis examines live musicianship in terms of balancing audience expectations, perceptions of skill and the use of new technology in live performance with the aesthetic, artistic and sonic influences of the recording process.
Developments in recording studio technology and techniques, live sound reinforcement and approaches to performance are examined from audience and artist perspectives, as a means of evaluating the current role and future development of musicianship in popular music.
Complementing the research, a range of demonstrations will explore live performance by employing techniques and approaches to live musicianship discussed in the research.

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