Wishart, Trevor


Red Bird: A Document

York: (available through) University of York Music Press.

Language(s): English


Sound Transformation Structural Analysis Discourse within Electroacoustic Music Dramaturgy of Electroacoustic Music Analogue Electroacoustic Music


An extensive study of the analogue work, Red Bird, by its composer. Subjects range from the work’s dramaturgy + synopsis to Wishart’s notion of the application of ‘contemporary mythology’ within electroacoustic music to in-depth discussions of the work’s materials, structure and technical approaches, in particular sound transformation procedures. Many of the concepts that form the basis of his later books are introduced in this early text.

All references of the same author:


Wishart, Trevor (1984). Soundscape Design in the Jorvik Viking Centre Museum
Wishart, Trevor (1986a). Sound Symbols and Landscapes
Wishart, Trevor (1986b). The Environment for Computer Music Composition
Wishart, Trevor (1988). The Composition of Vox-5
Wishart, Trevor (1989). The Function of Text in the VOX cycle
Wishart, Trevor (1991). Computer Music and Post-Modernism
Wishart, Trevor (1992). Music and Technology: Problems and Perspectives
Wishart, Trevor (1993). From Architecture to Chemistry
Wishart, Trevor (1994). Audible Design: A Plain and Easy Introduction to Practical Sound Design
Wishart, Trevor (1996a). On Sonic Art - Revised Edition
Wishart, Trevor (1996b). The Situation of the Sonic Arts Today
Wishart, Trevor (2000). Sonic Composition in Tongues of Fire