Jaffe, David A.


Orchestrating the Chimera: Musical Hybrids, Technology and the Development of a 'Maximalist' Musical Style

Leonardo Music Journal: Vol. 5. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press: 11-18.

URL: http://www.mitpressjournals.org/loi/lmj

Language(s): English


Hybrid Synthesis Live Electronics Mixed Work


In this article, the author describes the “maximalist” approach that he takes in his musical composition. This approach embraces heterogeneity and allows for complex systems of juxtapositions and collisions, in which all outside influences are viewed as potential raw material. Focussing on the notion of hybridisation the author discusses how recent technological advances have allowed hybridisation to extend into the realms of sound synthesis.