Granular Music

This term as a category of electroacoustic music relates musics by conception and technique rather than aesthetic impulse. It covers a diverse range of aesthetic approaches that conceptualise music from the starting point of the grain of sound. It is therefore concerned with granular synthesis/resynthesis techniques, either in the studio or live in real-time performance, and could be used as a term to describe anything from glitch electronica to the activities of Barry Truax and Curtis Roads.


See also:

Brassage, Glitch, Grain, Granular Synthesis and Resynthesis, Microsound



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Blackwell, Tim, Young, Michael (2004). Self-organised Music
Roads, Curtis (1988b). Introduction to Granular Synthesis
Roads, Curtis (2001a). Microsound
Robindoré, Brigitte (1996). Eskhaté Ereuna: Extending the Limits of Musical Thought-Comments On and By Iannis Xenakis
Thomson, Phil (2004). Atoms and Errors: Towards a history and aesthetics of microsound
Truax, Barry (1992a). Electroacoustic Music and the Soundscape: The Inner and Outer World
Whitelaw, Mitchell (2003). Sound Particles and Microsonic Materialism