MPM107 New Media Innovators

25 Oct

First I will give a brief on these entire artist, then I will discuss why they are new media artist because the answer is basically the same for each.



One quote I found on him was that “Vivaldi’s music was innovative. He brightened the formal and rhythmic structure of the concerto, in which he looked for harmonic contrasts and innovative melodies and themes; many of his compositions are flamboyantly, almost playfully, exuberant.” (Wikipedia) I think this basically describes how he was a New Media artist because he is known to create something bringing two things together but being original about it, he happened to do this with music.


John Cage:

He also produced music, like Vivaldi, but he created a new media form with the harmony it was said that “Cage started developing further methods of breaking away with traditional harmony…Cage first composed a number of gamuts: chords with fixed instrumentation.” (Wikipedia).



In one of his famous projects Thru You, he was able to mix medias, and create a new type of music video as well as type of music through a collaboration of different video clips, using them all together to compose a piece of music.


Evelyn Glennie:

She is a deaf women who was able to learn how to listen through the vibration through herself, she discusses in this video, and shows, how she is able to receate an experience of suing music, even though she can not hear it, she has created a new experience by being able to feel it.


Golan Levin, Scott Gibbons, Gregory Shakar, Yasmin Sohrawardy:

This group was able to create music using dialtones. They use the sound of ringers from phones to create pieces of musical art.


Eric Whiteacre:

This piece of work that Eric created found in this video, shows a new form of creation of music, he is able to create music using all types of voices recorded through video, he put them together to create a musical piece. The amazing thing is he is not focusing on the lyrics, but the sounds the people made for him, to collaborate, to create a beautiful and peaceful piece without instruments


One thing, which I can see that all the artists have in common, other than them all dealing with the medium of music, is that, they created something from something else previously known to them. They all took a chance and tried to create something new from something old. This is new media, and this is what allows them to be considered new media artists.


Also you can see that this idea of new media is not anything new, or having to do with technology, people were recreating, and advancing things in a new way for as long as we can remember, so we should put it in perspective for ourselves that this is not a new concept.


Works Cited

Wiki Brown. Golan Levin, Scott Gibbons, Gregory Shakar, Yasmin Sohrawardy: . 15 2 2007.

Wikipedia. Antonio Vivaldi. 18 10 2013.

—. John Cage. 11 2013.

—. Kuitiman. 10 2013.


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