Digital Act2 Recordings and Musical Accompaniment
The third audio recording, Act2, follows the prior works in style. Electronic instrumentation and digital recording sessions. However, the increasing of digitization of audio recording sessions may not ensure the trend. The collection’s music accompaniment includes contemporary pieces similar uses of acoustic instrumentation as folk in contemporary pieces: Acoustic/Singer-songwriter (ex. Savage Garden, Patrick Wolf’s Sundark and Riverlight album). Recognizing the fluidity of digital processing indicates the retainment of tradition. Fluidity presses against deceptive tangibility to maintain the feel of acoustic audio recording sessions in the midst of digital recording audio sessions, but both may be recorded digitally. Yet, the digital may not overshadow the acoustic sound. Deceptive tangibility may only remind us that digital is not analog (this idea is based loosely around the Syfy series Caprica). Tradition may not be left in the wake of digitization.
Likewise, Act2’s video regenerative processing follows from prior trends. Spoken words and images digitally recorded. Furthermore, the fluidity of regenerative processing may increase deceptive tangibility. Deceptive tangibility is the shoes, skirt, jacket, scarf, etc. Tangible objects are recorded in motion images, but these objects have become digital abstractions. Digitization reformulates the tangibly concrete to the intangibly abstract. Digital video recording sessions may capture nuances: motion, expressions, point of view, and images. Digitization given the fluidity of regenerative processing may press against the limitations that come from the distinctions among the concrete and abstract realms: Deceptive tangibility. Digital incarnations may harken back to tradition.