Wishart, Trevor


From Architecture to Chemistry

Journal of New Music Research Vol. 22, No. 4. Lisse: Swets and Zeitlinger: 301-315.

Language(s): English


Recording Sound Transformation Computer Music


The author presents how the developments of recording and computer-based sound-manipulation changed the compositional process. He focuses on spectral transformation in his work VOX-5 and he continues with an example of a Phase Vocoder transformation. His premise is that music is now more like chemistry where individual elements can be combined to create new entities than architecture which is based primarily on structure.

All references of the same author:


Wishart, Trevor (1978). Red Bird: A Document
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 (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