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This term refers to a small portion of sound, "an elementary acoustic particle" (Truax), that can be combined with others to create larger sounds or events in a composition. (Source - Rodolfo Caesar (1992). The Composition of Electroacoustic Music. PhD Thesis, University of East Anglia.)

 

See also:

Granular Music, Granular Synthesis and Resynthesis

 

Bibliography:

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Alphabetical order - Chronological order

Di Scipio, Agostino (1994b). Micro-time Sonic Design and Timbre Formation
Palombini, Carlos (1993b). Pierre Schaeffer’s Typo-Morphology of Sonic Objects
Risset, Jean-Claude (2005b). Horacio Vaggione: Towards a Syntax of Sound
Roads, Curtis (1988b). Introduction to Granular Synthesis
Roads, Curtis (2001a). Microsound
Roads, Curtis (2005). The Art of Articulation: The Electroacoustic Music of Horacio Vaggione
Solomos, Makis (2004). Xenakis’ Thought Through his Writings
Solomos, Makis (2005). An Introduction to Horacio Vaggione’s Musical and Theoretical Thought
Truax, Barry (1990). Composing with Real-time Granular Sound
Whitelaw, Mitchell (2003). Sound Particles and Microsonic Materialism

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