Zattra, Laura

2007

The Assembling of Stria by John Chowning: A Philological Investigation

Computer Music Journal: Vol. 31, No. 3. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press: 38-64.

Language(s): English

Keyword(s):

Automated Composition Analysis Timbral Composition

Abstract:

This article starts from the assumption that musicology needs methods borrowed from philology for studying computer music. The analysis of the creative and revising process that John Chowning carried out in the realization of Stria (1977) is made possible by textual criticism and interpretation based on digital and audio sources, sketches and oral communications. This research moves from the hypothesis that Stria exists in several versions and follows the historical genesis of the assembling of the sections. Conclusions trace the various stages of the assembling process, from the very first synthesis of the piece, to two different and coexistent 4-channel and stereophonic versions.

All references of the same author:

(English)

Zattra, Laura (2004). Searching for Lost Data: Outlines of aesthesic-poietic analysis
Zattra, Laura (2006a). The Identity of the Work: agents and processes of electroacoustic music
ZATTRA, Laura (2006b). La 'drammaturgia' del suono elettronico nel Perseo e Andromeda di Salvatore Sciarrino (The ‘dramaturgy' of electric sound in 'Perseo e Andromeda' by Salvatore Sciarrino)

(Italiano)

ZATTRA, Laura (2006b). La 'drammaturgia' del suono elettronico nel Perseo e Andromeda di Salvatore Sciarrino