Laske, Otto


Subscore Manipulation as a Tool for Compositional and Sonic Design

In Licata, Thomas (ed.) Electroacoustic Music: Analytical Perspectives. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood: 119-149.

Language(s): English


Constraint-based Composition Grammar Serialism Analysis Computer Music Electroacoustic Music Electronic Music


In this chapter, the author discusses issues regarding the production and analysis of electroacoustic music from a compositional perspective. In discussing the manipulation of subscores (tables of input variables that are used by computer-based composition programs) as a tool for the sound design of compositions for loudspeakers, he reviews the musicological notion of score and defines the compositional notion of score in contrast to it. He illustrates his ideas through an analysis of the structure of the processes used to realise his works, Terpsichore (1980) and Trilogy (1999-2001).

All references of the same author:


Laske, Otto (1978). Considering Human Memory in Designing User Interfaces for Computer Music
Laske, Otto (1981). Toward a Definition of Computer Music
Laske, Otto (1999). Furies and Voices: Composition-Theoretical Observations