Di Scipio, Agostino

2004

The Orchestra as a Resource for Electroacoustic Music: On some works by Iannis Xenakis and Paul Dolden

Journal of New Music Research: Vol. 33, No. 2. Lisse: Swets & Zeitlinger: 161-171.

URL: http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/09298215.asp

Language(s): English

Keyword(s):

Structural Analysis Electroacoustic Music Tape Music

Abstract:

In this article, the author analyses two tape pieces that contain orchestral elements and that reflect contrasting views concerning the use of music technology in the creative process: Iannis Xenakis’ Hibiki-Hana-Ma (1970) and Paul Dolden’s Below the Walls of Jericho (1988-89). The author looks to his observations concerning perceptual/cognitive phenomena, and the ways in which technological devices have been adopted into the compositional process when addressing questions such as: what defines these types of works as electroacoustic music rather than orchestra music that for some reasons was recorded on tape?; and how was it that Xenakis, the author of some of the most utterly synthetic and abstract works that ever appeared in the history of electroacoustic music, turned for some years to musical works predominantly made of (largely recognisable) recorded orchestra sounds?

All references of the same author:

(English)

DI SCIPIO, Agostino (1991). Caos deterministico, composizione e sintesi del suono (Deterministic chaos, composition and souns synthesis)
Di Scipio, Agostino (1994a). Formal Processes of Timbre Composition Challenging the Dualistic Paradigm of Computer Music: A Study in Composition Theory (II)
Di Scipio, Agostino (1994b). Micro-time Sonic Design and Timbre Formation
Di Scipio, Agostino (1995a). Inseparable Models of Materials and of Musical Design in Electroacoustic Music
Di Scipio, Agostino (1995b). Centrality of Techné for an Aesthetic Approach on Electroacoustic Music
Di Scipio, Agostino (1995c). On Different Approaches to Computer Music as Different Models of Compositional Design
DI SCIPIO, Agostino (1995d). Riflessioni sull'analisi della musica elettroacustica e informatica
Di Scipio, Agostino (1996). Interactive Composing with Granular Time-shifting of Sound
Di Scipio, Agostino (1997). The Problem of 2nd-order Sonorities in Xenakis' Electroacoustic Music
Di Scipio, Agostino (1998). Compositional Models in Xenakis's Electroacoustic Music
Di Scipio, Agostino (2000). An Analysis of Jean-Claude Risset's Contours
Di Scipio, Agostino (2001a). Clarification on Xenakis: The Cybernetics of Stochastic Music
DI SCIPIO, Agostino (2001b). Uno scenario post-digitale? Riflessioni ambivalenti sul suono in Internet (A post-digital scenario? Ambivalent thought on Internet sound)
DI SCIPIO, Agostino (2002). Tecnologia dell'esperienza musicale nel Novecento (The technology of musical experience in the 20th century)
Di Scipio, Agostino (2002a). A Story of Emergence and Dissolution: Analytical Sketches of Jean-Claude Risset's Contours
Di Scipio, Agostino (2002b). Systems of Embers, Dust, and Clouds: Observations after Xenakis and Brün
Di Scipio, Agostino (2003). ‘Sound is the Interface': From interactive to ecosystemic signal processing

(Italiano)

DI SCIPIO, Agostino (1991). Caos deterministico, composizione e sintesi del suono
DI SCIPIO, Agostino (1995d). Riflessioni sull'analisi della musica elettroacustica e informatica
DI SCIPIO, Agostino (2001b). Uno scenario post-digitale? Riflessioni ambivalenti sul suono in Internet
DI SCIPIO, Agostino (2002). Tecnologia dell'esperienza musicale nel Novecento