Windsor, W. Luke


Using Auditory Information for Events in Electroacoustic Music

Contemporary Music Review: Vol. 10, No. 2. Chur: Harwood: 85-93.


Language(s): English


Sound Object Interdisciplinary Studies Acousmatic Reduced Listening Electroacoustic Music Music Psychology Perception


In this article, the author uses research in ecological acoustics to perform a critique of the rejection of worldly meaning and significance inherent in the classical notion of reduced or acousmatic listening, showing how the direct perception of events and their meanings, or ‘affordances’, can be exploited by electroacoustic musicians without betraying the spirit of an aural compositional technique.

All references of the same author:


Windsor, W. Luke (1997). Frequency Structure in Electroacoustic Music: Ideology, function and perception
Windsor, W. Luke (2000). Through and Around the Acousmatic: The Interpretation of Electroacoustic Sounds