The FiddleLights project: an artist’s recording of bow-hand movements in fiddle tunes

Elisa Sereno-Janz

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Fiddling and dancing are inextricably entwined. Just as fiddle music moves the body of the dancer, the act of fiddling moves the body of the fiddler in its own dance. The performer executes complex movements in the manipulation of the bow, of the fingers, and of the entire body to release the voice of the instrument. I experience fiddling as part of the practice of
haptic art, that of aesthetic touch. In this, the corporeal experience is as much a part of the music making as the aural result. FiddleLights is a new media visual art project in which
I record the gestures of the bow, presenting a kinetic ‘drawing’ of the actual movements which create the bowed sound on the fiddle
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationÓn gCos go Cluas
Subtitle of host publicationFrom Dancing to Listening
EditorsLiz Doherty, Fintan Vallely
PublisherAberdeen University Press
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)978-1-85752-073-6
Publication statusPublished - 2019
EventNorth Atlantic Fiddle Convention Conference - Northern Ireland, Derry/Londonderry, United Kingdom
Duration: 27 Jun 20121 Jul 2012

Publication series

NameFiddle and Dance Studies from around the North Atlantic 5


ConferenceNorth Atlantic Fiddle Convention Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


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