Remixing time examines the pleasure of musical fragmentation with a focus on sample-based- and cut-and-paste music. In this context “remix” implies a technique—a play with time—rather than a genre.
Central focus areas are (1) the perceptual and experiential effects of rhythmic fragmentation at the micro-, meso-, and macro-level in audio and audiovisual music; (2) the perceptual violation of expectations and the cognitive restructuring of rhythmic flow; (3) musical samples’ ability to stretch beyond the perceptual "now" to historical narratives and to generate a "changing same" through repetition; and (4) the sociocultural and legal implications of playing with the tangibility of time via sampling prior music recordings.
Related research projects:
- Musical fragmentation
- MASHED: Mash-up music
- Grids, waveforms, blocks
- Performing machine aesthetics