Zattra, Laura


Searching for Lost Data: Outlines of aesthesic-poietic analysis

Organised Sound: Vol. 9 no. 1. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 35-46.


Language(s): English


Aural Analysis Analysis Visual Representation Sonogram Structural Analysis


Fifty years down the line, the analysis of computer music is still a very complex issue, highly dependent on the identity of computer music itself: the variety of software, the lack of a common musical notation for scores, the absence or presence of computer data. This has led to the emergence of a multitude of analytical methods, including aesthesical analysis, which approaches music from the point of view of perception, and poietical analysis, which pays attention to the creative process. This study aims to combine these two methods of analysis in order to understand the relationship between technology and the actual piece of music. An algorithm has also been created in order to calculate the degree to which the software is exploited and to enable a comparison between the different analyses. It is hoped that this procedure will combine traditional musicological methods with new approaches suited to the medium and grounded in a thorough knowledge of computer technology and musical environments.

All references of the same author:


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)
Zattra, Laura (2007). The Assembling of Stria by John Chowning: A Philological Investigation


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