Harrison, Jonty


Imaginary Space - Spaces in the Imagination Australasian Computer Music Conference 1999 Keynote Address

eContact!, vol. 3, no. 2. Montréal: CEC.

URL: http://cec.concordia.ca/econtact/ACMA/ACMConference.htm

Language(s): English


Musique Concrète Acousmatic Composed Space Loudspeaker Orchestra Listening Experience Computer Music


From an analysis of acousmatic sound qualities, the author investigates space in electroacoustic and computer music. First, he presents acousmatic approach to space by making the distinction between composed space and the listening space. Then, taking on the notion of landscape in Wishart’s theory, the author defends the crucial steps of acousmatic creation leading to public performance. Diffusion can destroy or reveal a piece.

All references of the same author:


Harrison, Jonty (1998). Sound, Space, Sculpture: Some thoughts on the ‘what', ‘how' and ‘why' of sound diffusion
Harrison, Jonty (1999). Diffusion: Theories and Practices, with Particular Reference to the BEAST System