Young, John


The Interaction of Sound Identities in Electroacoustic Music

In Proceedings of the 2002 International Computer Music Conference - Gotėborg: San Francisco, CA: ICMA: 342-348.


Language(s): English


Spectromorphology Sound Transformation Electroacoustic Music Intrinsic Morphology and Imposed Morphology Morphology


In this paper, the author discusses hybrid interaction between sounds, a transformational process whereby identity defining features of one sound (such as dynamic profile or spectral envelope) can be fused with or imposed on to those of another. Drawing on Denis Smalley’s spectromorphology and Trevor Wishart’s imposed and intrinsic morphology, the author examines the potential of this transformation process in generating distinctive morphological identities.

All references of the same author:


Young, John (1994). The Extended Environment
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 (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