Keyword(s):Narrative , Dramaturgy of Electroacoustic Music , Listening Experience
In this chapter, the author notes that there is a need for a new kind of literature to explain works of art for sound, one that listens differently to what is going on and allows for the subjective interpretation of the listener as a valued tool. In addressing this she explores fiction and non-conventional presentation as a way of illustrating narrative in two works for sound alone: Paul Lansky’s, Things she carried (1997) and Luc Ferrari’s, Presque rien avec filles (1989).
All references of the same author:
(English)Norman, Katharine (1994). Telling Tales
Norman, Katharine (1996). Real-World Music as Composed Listening
Norman, Katharine (2004). Sounding Art: Eight Literary Excursions through Electronic Music