Emmerson, Simon

1996

Sentences for Soprano and Electronics: Towards a Poetics of Live Electronic Music

Bourges Academy: Analysis in Electroacoustic Music. Bourges: Acteon-Mnemosyne: 316-318.

Language(s): English,  French

Keyword(s):

Referential Sound Analysis Narrative Live Electronics

Abstract:

The author analyses his live electronic work Sentences and develops his principles of analysis:

  • He makes a distinction between:
    • "Local controls and functions": the relation between the performer’s expression and sound production
    • and "Field functions which place the result of this activity within a context"
  • He introduces what he calls appropriate live electronic transformations:
    • "Mimetic": imitation of an other sound
    • "Impressionistic": metaphoric imitation
    • "Synaesthesic”: evocations of colour and physical texture
    • "Expressionistic": emotional state or feeling

All references of the same author:

(English)

Emmerson, Simon (1976). Electronic Music in Education
Emmerson, Simon (1982). Analysis and the Composition of Electro-Acoustic Music
Emmerson, Simon (1986). The Relation of Language to Materials
Emmerson, Simon (1989). Composing Strategies and Pedagogy
Emmerson, Simon (1991). Interview with Jonathan Harvey
Emmerson, Simon (1994a). ‘Local/Field': Towards a Typology of Live Electroacoustic Music
Emmerson, Simon (1994b). 'Live' versus 'Real-time'
Emmerson, Simon (1995a). Analysis of Live Electronic Music
Emmerson, Simon (1995b). Electroacoustic Music: Aesthetic Situation and Perspectives
Emmerson, Simon (1998a). Acoustic/Electroacoustic: The Relationship with Instruments
Emmerson, Simon (1998b). Aural Landscape: Musical Space
Emmerson, Simon (2000a). Crossing Cultural Boundaries Through Technology?
Emmerson, Simon (2000b). ‘Losing Touch?': The Human Performer and Electronics
Emmerson, Simon (2000c). Time Regained
Emmerson, Simon (2001a). New Spaces/New Places: a Sound House for the performance of electroacoustic music and sonic art
Emmerson, Simon (2001b). From Dance to Dance: Distance and Digits
Emmerson, Simon (2001c). Pentes: A Conversation with Denis Smalley
Emmerson, Simon (2001d). The Electroacoustic Harpsichord
Emmerson, Simon (2006). In what form can ‘live electronic music' live on?