• An interactive multimedia companion to Wagner’s Lohengrin: encoding and visualising a motivic study

    Author(s):
    Laurence Dreyfus, David Lewis, Kevin Page (see profile)
    Date:
    2020
    Group(s):
    DH2020
    Subject(s):
    Digital musicology, Linked open data, Music, Musicology
    Item Type:
    Conference poster
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/x3ps-7952
    Abstract:
    We introduce a tablet based interactive application which presents a comprehensive digital exploration as a companion to a musicological article. Taking the opera Lohengrin, the article and digital companion show how one motive is altered each time it recurs, reflecting its role in the drama, and exploring Wagner’s sophisticated treatment of recurring themes. Musicological analysis is encoded using Linked Data as an independent, repurposable, and open Research Object. Interactive user views are generated directly and dynamically in the browser from this knowledge graph using novel visualisations, which in turn enable the user to navigate all possible paths through the evidential multimodal materials. Our companion explores the different compositional devices Wagner uses to vary his motives, browsing the whole opera for motive occurrences and their musical and textual contexts. Visualisations and recordings support the analysis, making it accessible to an audience that may struggle with a Wagnerian orchestral score.
    Notes:
    A video demonstration of the TimeMachine Digital Companion can be found in a separate deposit on this site. A video introducing the study can be found at: https://um.web.ox.ac.uk/lohengrin The digital companion was created for ‘Unlocking Musicology: Digital Engagement for Digital Research’ AH/R004803/1, funded by the UK’s Arts and Humanities Research Council. MELD was developed during ‘Fusing Audio and Semantic Technologies for Intelligent Music Production and Consumption, EP/L019981/1.
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