Di Scipio, Agostino

1994b

Micro-time Sonic Design and Timbre Formation

Contemporary Music Review. Vol. 10, No. 2: London: Harwood: 135-148.

URL: http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/07494467.asp

Language(s): English

Keyword(s):

Micro-level Structure Grain Microsound Granular Synthesis and Resynthesis Computer Music Electroacoustic Music Timbral Composition Timbre

Abstract:

In this article, the author outlines a particular mode of composition wherein timbre emerges from micro-level processes of sonic design, on the basis of discrete-time microstructural representations of sound. He examines the notion of timbre as part of this particular mode of composition, suggesting that timbre composition fosters a profound change of compositional paradigm. The discussion includes examples drawn from early electroacoustic works (Pousser, Xenakis, Brün, Stockhausen) as well as more recent work, including the author’s own experiences with methods of granular synthesis.

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 (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
Di Scipio, Agostino (2004). The Orchestra as a Resource for Electroacoustic Music: On some works by Iannis Xenakis and Paul Dolden

(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