Di Scipio, Agostino

2002a

A Story of Emergence and Dissolution: Analytical Sketches of Jean-Claude Risset's Contours

In Licata, Thomas (ed.) Electroacoustic Music: Analytical Perspectives. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood: 151-186.

Language(s): English

Keyword(s):

Formalism Synthesis and Resynthesis Techniques Sonogram Structural Analysis Computer Music Electroacoustic Music Electronic Music Tape Music

Abstract:

In this chapter, the author re-visits his 1987 analysis of Jean-Claude Risset’s Contours (1982). He continues his analysis of the production of the work, only this time avoiding extensive reference to the Music V software code listings that Risset wrote for the work (several of these are listed in the appendix). He concentrates on compositional strategy through a detailed structural analysis of the work and the specific musical results of the Music V program sequences. Through this approach the author seeks to decompose, rebuild and ultimately interpret the sound structuring strategies adopted by Risset within the particular sound representation domain and in doing so, understand how electroacoustic composition transforms sound into music.

All references of the same author:

(English)

DI SCIPIO, Agostino (1991). Caos deterministico, composizione e sintesi del suono (Deterministic chaos, composition and souns synthesis)
Di Scipio, Agostino (1994a). Formal Processes of Timbre Composition Challenging the Dualistic Paradigm of Computer Music: A Study in Composition Theory (II)
Di Scipio, Agostino (1994b). Micro-time Sonic Design and Timbre Formation
Di Scipio, Agostino (1995a). Inseparable Models of Materials and of Musical Design in Electroacoustic Music
Di Scipio, Agostino (1995b). Centrality of Techné for an Aesthetic Approach on Electroacoustic Music
Di Scipio, Agostino (1995c). On Different Approaches to Computer Music as Different Models of Compositional Design
DI SCIPIO, Agostino (1995d). Riflessioni sull'analisi della musica elettroacustica e informatica
Di Scipio, Agostino (1996). Interactive Composing with Granular Time-shifting of Sound
Di Scipio, Agostino (1997). The Problem of 2nd-order Sonorities in Xenakis' Electroacoustic Music
Di Scipio, Agostino (1998). Compositional Models in Xenakis's Electroacoustic Music
Di Scipio, Agostino (2000). An Analysis of Jean-Claude Risset's Contours
Di Scipio, Agostino (2001a). Clarification on Xenakis: The Cybernetics of Stochastic Music
DI SCIPIO, Agostino (2001b). Uno scenario post-digitale? Riflessioni ambivalenti sul suono in Internet (A post-digital scenario? Ambivalent thought on Internet sound)
DI SCIPIO, Agostino (2002). Tecnologia dell'esperienza musicale nel Novecento (The technology of musical experience in the 20th century)
Di Scipio, Agostino (2002b). Systems of Embers, Dust, and Clouds: Observations after Xenakis and Brün
Di Scipio, Agostino (2003). ‘Sound is the Interface': From interactive to ecosystemic signal processing
Di Scipio, Agostino (2004). The Orchestra as a Resource for Electroacoustic Music: On some works by Iannis Xenakis and Paul Dolden

(Italiano)

DI SCIPIO, Agostino (1991). Caos deterministico, composizione e sintesi del suono
DI SCIPIO, Agostino (1995d). Riflessioni sull'analisi della musica elettroacustica e informatica
DI SCIPIO, Agostino (2001b). Uno scenario post-digitale? Riflessioni ambivalenti sul suono in Internet
DI SCIPIO, Agostino (2002). Tecnologia dell'esperienza musicale nel Novecento