Keyword(s):Microsound , Digital Aesthetics , Glitch , Granular Music , History of Electroacoustic Music
Microsound is an emerging approach to music composition and analysis which places emphasis on extremely brief time-scales, usually a tenth of a second or less, as well as an integration of this micro-time level with the time-levels of sound gestures, sections, movements and whole pieces. This paper summarises some of the technical issues involved in microsonic analysis/composition, traces a history of microsonic techniques in contemporary music, and examines some of its aesthetic implications in a social context.
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(English)Thomson, Phil (2005). Soundscape Composition, Globality, and Implicated Critique