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An Electric Collaboration:
Electronic Music in the Multimedia Works of Neil Leonard and Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons 

By Neil Leonard

This article surveys the electronic music compositions I made for collaborations with Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons on 38 multimedia works over a period of three decades. The use of music composition, sound design, field recordings, loudspeakers integrated with sculpture, and processional music is detailed through the discussion of key works. Sound is considered an essential element in our installation and performance works where the audience is actually inside the artwork itself; their chatter is replaced by listening, and their movement through the galleries is influenced by the sights and sounds of musicians. 

This text was written at the request of Centro de Experimentación e Investigación en Artes Electrónicas - CEIARTE (Electronic Arts Experimentation and Research Center) of the Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero - UNTREF, Buenos Aires, Argentina. 

The Mystical Instruments of Walter Smetak

By Neil Leonard

Music Works issue #121, Spring 2015. The first comprehensive article on Smetak published in English.

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