Norris, Michael

1999

Reinstating Interpretation: The status of Analysis in an Electroacoustic Context

In Proceedings of the 1999 Australasian Computer Music Conference. Victoria: University of Wellington: 63-66.

Language(s): English

Keyword(s):

Analysis Listening Strategy Electroacoustic Music

Abstract:

In this article, the author examines some of the problems in the analysis of electroacoustic music. He argues that analytical models need to be more ‘open-ended’, allowing for multiple interpretive viewpoints. He contextualises his discussion through the following methodologies: Denis Smalley’s spectromorphology, François Delalande’s listening behaviours and Stéphane Roy’s implicative functional model. Finally, he proposes an analytical programme that acknowledges the web of temporal and interpretive levels inherent in a work of sonic art.