Young, John


The Extended Environment

In Proceedings of the 1994 International Computer Music Conference - Aarhus. San Francisco, CA: ICMA: 23-26.


Language(s): English


Aural Analysis Causality Source Recognition Surrogacy Electroacoustic Music


In this paper, the author discusses a range of works that feature interplay between different levels of sonic ‘reality’ and ‘abstraction’. He explores how the presence of this reality-abstraction continuum offers a useful level of structural interpretation in electroacoustic music, as it functions through one of the most fundamental of normal listening modes - source-cause recognition.

All references of the same author:


Young, John (1996). Imagining the Source: The Interplay of Realism and Abstraction in Electroacoustic Music
Young, John (2000). Letting the Ordinary Shine Through: British Acousmatic Music
Young, John (2002a). The Interaction of Sound Identities in Electroacoustic Music
Young, John (2002b). Sju ... Who?
Young, John (2004). Sound Morphology and the Articulation of Structure in Electroacoustic Music
YOUNG, John (2007). Reflections on sound image design in electroacoustic music