Keyword(s):Synthesis and Resynthesis Techniques , Digital Aesthetics , Socio-Cultural Aspects of Electroacoustic Music
This keynote paper is based on an ambiguity. Sound synthesis is, of course, the creation of sound by digital or analog means. It is also sound synthesis in the Hegelian sense, something that follows sound thesis and sound antithesis. In the article, a number of thesis/antithesis oppositions are exemplified. Opportunities that have followed or might still follow them are then investigated whilst acknowledging that first form of sound synthesis wherever relevant. Examples include: the sound versus the note, electronic - concrète, music Technology - Music technology, music - sonic art, music - other arts, pop music - contemporary music, grain - l’objet sonore, and others. How can we put these new forms of sound synthesis (in both senses) to best use? In so doing, are we finally reaching a moment of emancipation of music, of sonic art?
Landy, Leigh (2002b). La synthèse sonore : enfin l'émancipation ?
All references of the same author:
(English)Landy, Leigh (1988). How Often Have you Seen Your Compositions Performed? A Plea for More Audio-visual Collaborations in Experimental Music
Landy, Leigh (1990). Is More than Three Decades of Computer Music Reaching the Public It Deserves?
Landy, Leigh (1991). What's the Matter with Today's Experimental Music: Organized Sound too Rarely Heard
Landy, Leigh (1993). Sound Transformations in Electroacoustic Music
Landy, Leigh (1994a). Experimental Music Notebooks
Landy, Leigh (1994b). ‘The Something to Hold on to Factor' in Electroacoustic Timbral Composition
Landy, Leigh (1994c). Composition and Performance in the 1990s.
Landy, Leigh (1995). Computer-Musik ein guter Grund, zu Hause zu bleiben? Ja und nein
Landy, Leigh (1996). Quality and Quantity (if we're lucky) or Marcuse's problem ain't been solved yet
Landy, Leigh (1998a). L'espace divisé vs. l'espace unifié (la separation est-elle en train de disparaître?)
Landy, Leigh (1998b). Digital Music Technology Can Aid in Bringing Music Back as a Part of Life
Landy, Leigh (1999a). Reviewing the Musicology of Electroacoustic Music: A plea for greater triangulation
Landy, Leigh (1999b). Heightening Access and Cohesion within the Worlds of Electroacoustic Music: The Promotion of Triangulation in Creativity, Development and Scholarship
Landy, Leigh (2000a). Music as Organised Notes and Sound: The electronic works of Ton de Leeuw
Landy, Leigh (2000b). Co-hear-ence and Electroacoustic Music
Landy, Leigh (2001a). From Algorithmic Jukeboxes to Zero-time Synthesis: A potential A-Z of music in tomorrow's world (a conference provocation)
Landy, Leigh (2001b). Measuring Intention against Reception in Electroacoustic Music: a new opportunity for analysis
Landy, Leigh (2002a). The Emancipation of Sound in that Box We Call a Theatre
Landy, Leigh (2003a). Voulez-vous changer votre paradigme avec moi ce soir?
Landy, Leigh (2004). There's Good News and There's Bad News: The impact of new technologies on music since the arrival of household electricity and the phonograph including potential adventures to look forward to
Landy, Leigh (2006a). The Intention/Reception Project
Landy, Leigh (2006b). La Zététique: Musique mixte créée en collaboration
Landy, Leigh (2006c). Electroacoustic Music Studies and Accepted Terminology: You can't have one without the others
Landy, Leigh (2007a). Understanding the Art of Sound Organization
Landy, Leigh (2007b). La musique des sons/The Music of Sounds
Landy, Leigh (2007c). The ElectroAcoustic Resource Site (EARS) Approaches Its Next Phase: Going global and addressing the young
Landy, Leigh (2007d). The ElectroAcoustic Resource Site (EARS)
(Français)Landy, Leigh (1998a). L'espace divisé vs. l'espace unifié (la separation est-elle en train de disparaître ?)
Landy, Leigh (2006b). La Zététique : Musique mixte créée en collaboration
Landy, Leigh (2007b). La musique des sons