Norris, Michael


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


Analysis Listening Strategy Electroacoustic Music


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.