Clarke, Michael


Extending Contacts: the Concept of Unity in Computer Music

Perspectives of New Music, Vol. 36, No 1. Princeton: Princeton University Press: 221-246.

Language(s): English


Analysis Computer Music


The author refers to the Stockhausen’ article The Concept of Unity in Electronic Music to search for unity (parametrically) between Stockhausen’s analogue techniques in the sixties and today’s computerised studio. He used CSound to recreate Stockhausen’s examples and demonstrates that digital implementation is easier than one might imagine and introduces some new possibilities (including parameters controls, sound synthesis, sound transformations).

All references of the same author:


Clarke, Michael (1996). Composing at the Intersection of Time and Frequency
Clarke, Michael (1999a). Composing with Multi-channel Spatialisation as an Aspect of Synthesis
Clarke, Michael (1999b). Revisiting Kontakte: Issues of History, Performance and Intuition