Synthèse (Synthesis)

Musicology of Electroacoustic Music [MEM]  >  Schaefferian Theory  ]

Analysis and synthesis are the two final stages of the experimental Solfège programme.

Analysis brings morphological criteria into the dimensions of the perceptual field, in order to estimate their capacities to emerge as musical values, and possibly to be used in échelles. To do this, it studies the sites and calibres of the criteria in relation to these three dimensions : this leads to the determination of different species for each criterion, which define the different positions it occupies in the perceptual fields.

As for synthesis, it aims to create musical objects, made of “bundles of criteria” which “placed together may display (. . .) a structure of easily perceptible values”. To do this, it has to conceive of a new lutherie, or “tablature”, adapted to a new theory of musical structures.

In the T.O.M. the stage of analysis is only just sketched out ; this is even more true for synthesis which is very briefly set out as a working hypothesis. Moreover, whereas some hypotheses for analysis are summed up in the TARSOM (columns 4-9) where they occupy an important place, the results of synthesis do not appear, and for good reason : there is only a practical stage, merely postulated. The author doe not hide that he will perhaps need years to complete the whole enterprise, and wants to suggest a method rather than results.

Whereas typology, morphology and characterology aim to identify and describe sound, analysis and synthesis seek to effect the transition from sound to the musical.

Analysis uses the pair Criterion/Dimension, to try to describe structures of criteria in the musical perceptual field, and to see if these positions in the field can give rise to échelles ; it occupies sector 4 of the 4 listening modes.

Synthesis uses the two pairs : Value/Characteristic and Variation/Texture, according to whether it is considered from the point of view of a discontinuous or a continuous relationship ; it occupies sector 1 (of the 4 listening modes).

(Source –Michel Chion (1983). Guide des Objets Sonores. Eds. Buchet/Chastel, Paris. 1995 translation by John Dack/Christine North.)



English - Español - Français - Deutch - Italiano

Alphabetical order - Chronological order


prilosec omeprazole 20 mg pills buy modafinil cheap doxycycline 100 mg capsule buy levitra 20mg nexium cap 20mg buy bimatoprost powder buy bimatoprost amazon information about brands of omeprazole prilosec otc 20mg bactrim ds 800-160 tab buy iressa in singapore no rx ciprofloxacin vasotec ranitidine tablet buy modalert cheap in mexico imatinib mesylate canada 40 mg doxycycline omeprazole 20 mg order prilosec otc prilosec 20 mg capsule bupropion 300mg xl tab allit orlistat 60mg omnacortil modalert bimatoprost buy canada in uk viraday usa prilosec 40 mg buy modalert from india in mayami 10mg norvasc ciprofloxacin 5312 non prescription premarin buy baclof usa amlodipine 10 mg amitriptyline 10mg clomiphene in california bupropion 348 mg bupropion 75 mg in france buy letrozole about cheapest lipitor bupropion without prescription more info order bactrim online rapamune cost doxycycline uk about accutane buy bimatoprost without prescriptions buy iressa in usa dapoxetine buy usa enalapril 20mg prednisolone impurities information about over the counter zantac about ranbaxy eriacta 100 piracetam sale buy sulpitac bimatoprost prices us pharmacy in mayami