Wishart, Trevor


Sonic Composition in Tongues of Fire

Computer Music Journal: Vol. 24, no.2. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press: 22-30.

URL: http://www.mitpressjournals.org/loi/comj

Language(s): English


Architecture Abstract-shaping Editing Sound Transformation Spectral Shaping Waveset Structural Analysis Causality Technological Listening Utterance Sound Flow


In this article, aimed primarily at composers, Trevor Wishart discusses compositional techniques and sonic developments in his work Tongues of Fire. He addresses the processes of metamorphosis and transformation and how these function within what he terms a generative process of sound evolution.

All references of the same author:


Wishart, Trevor (1978). Red Bird: A Document
Wishart, Trevor (1984). Soundscape Design in the Jorvik Viking Centre Museum
Wishart, Trevor (1986a). Sound Symbols and Landscapes
Wishart, Trevor (1986b). The Environment for Computer Music Composition
Wishart, Trevor (1988). The Composition of Vox-5
Wishart, Trevor (1989). The Function of Text in the VOX cycle
Wishart, Trevor (1991). Computer Music and Post-Modernism
Wishart, Trevor (1992). Music and Technology: Problems and Perspectives
Wishart, Trevor (1993). From Architecture to Chemistry
Wishart, Trevor (1994). Audible Design: A Plain and Easy Introduction to Practical Sound Design
Wishart, Trevor (1996a). On Sonic Art - Revised Edition
Wishart, Trevor (1996b). The Situation of the Sonic Arts Today