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Projecting the Skeleton, Skin and Flesh of Time in Free Improvisation

Projecting the Skeleton, Skin and Flesh of Time in Free Improvisation By Daniel Brophy Introduction In improvised music, the sounds that pass through time necessarily exist in the present. Improvised sounds cannot be archived in a score to be played back perfectly, even with a graphic score, there is an

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Artist in Residency Poster for the Arts Based Research Studio

Announcing the Arts-Based Research Studio’s Artist in Residence for Spring/Summer 2013   30 immolated; 16 returned is an Edmonton based sound-art performance collective brought together by composer/performer Dan Brophy for the purpose of transgressing sonic and visual norms. Inspired by the story “120 Days of Sodom” by infamous philosopher the

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Thesis Proposal: Transgression, Repulsion and the Grotesque

Thesis Proposal: Transgression, Repulsion and the Grotesque The dissertation that I am proposing to write is inspired by the Marquis de Sade’s 120 Days of Sodom. The story is a linear and systematic descent into the degradation of humanity in which the central characters of the book known as the

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Sonic Identities: Distortion and Death

Sonic Identities:  Distortion and Death by Dan Brophy “Orchestral horrors I vehemently conduct My corpus concertos cordial Disinterred… and detuned With six feet below In harmony with the deceased My inspiration…your disintegration For my latest masterpiece My scope creeps your flesh… Notes seep from sinewy frets…”[1] Extreme musics – being

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Failure: Towards a New Expression of Shared Ownership by Dan Brophy

The following is a paper written for my qualifying exams and deals with the aesthetic of failure in contemporary art. Failure:  Towards a New Expression of Shared Ownership                                                                                                             By Dan Brophy     In 1863, The Parisian Salon des Refusés presented an exhibition of works that the academics of

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