Twombly, Kristian


Oppositional Dialectics in Joji Yuasa's The Sea Darkens

In Licata, T. (ed.) Electroacoustic Music: Analytical Perspectives. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood: 217-235.

Language(s): English


Musique Concrète Formalism Macro-level Structure Sonogram Structural Analysis Abstract Syntax and Abstracted Syntax Electroacoustic Music Text-sound Composition


Joji Yuasa’s A Study in White (1987) consists of two text-based, computer-synthesised works. In this chapter, the author presents a detailed structural, poietic (production-based) analysis of the first of these, The Sea Darkens. He uses sonograms to illustrate and contextualise his analysis.