Classification of Sound

Musicology of Electroacoustic Music [MEM]  ]

Sounds being classified can be of use both to the makers and listeners of electroacoustic music. Such attempts, of which there have been too few until this point, were created to assist in compositional approaches as well as the analytical experience/reception. Examples include Schaefferian theory, Wolfgang Thies’ "Typologie der Klänge" which used adjectival sonic descriptors (W. Thies-Grundlagen einer Typologie der Klänge, Hamburg: Verlag der Musikalienhandlung Karl Dieter Wagner, 1982) and more formal typologies based on physical sound characteristics or types of sound objects.


See also:

Auditory Scene Analysis, Soundscape Studies, Spectromorphology, Typo-morphologie (Typo-morphology)



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Boesch, Rainer (1996). Analysis in Electroacoustic Music (Music is not invented, it is composed)
Bossis, Bruno (2004). Reflections on the Analysis of Artificial Vocality: Representations, Tools and Prospective
Casey, Michael (2001). General Sound Classification and Similarity in MPEG-7
Chion, Michel (1983). Guide des objets sonores, Pierre Schaeffer et la recherche musicale
Chion, Michel (1998). Le son
CLARO, Samuel (1965). Panorama de la música experimental en Chile (Panorama of experimental music in Chile)
Clozier, Christian (1996b). Analysis in Electroacoustic Music
Couprie, Pierre (2004a). La place de l’informatique et du multimédia dans l’analyse des musiques électroacoustiques
Dalmonte, Rossana, Baroni, Mario (eds.) (1992). Secondo convegno europeo di analisi musicale. Università degli studi di Trento (Second European conference on music analysis. University of Trento)
Dupont, Maÿlis (2001). Pour une écoute critique : l’émergence de la musique
Fischman, Rajmil (1997b). Analysis of {Crosstalk}: A work by Michael Vaughan
Giomi, Francesco, Ligabue, Marco (1998). Evangelisti’s Composition Incontri di Fasce Sonore at WDR: Aesthesic-Cognitive Analysis in Theory and Practice
IRCAM-Hyptique, (1999). Dix jeux d’écoute
Lewis, Andrew (1998). Francis Dhomont’s {Novars}
Miranda, Eduardo Reck, Correa, James, Wright, Joe (2000). Categorising Complex Dynamic Sounds
Nucibella, Francesca, Zattra, Laura (2005). Audio content tools for the musicological analysis of electroacoustic music
Palombini, Carlos (1993b). Pierre Schaeffer’s Typo-Morphology of Sonic Objects
Schaeffer, Pierre (1952a). À la recherche d’une musique concrète
Schaeffer, Pierre (1977). Traité des objets musicaux
SCHAEFFER, Pierre (1988). Tratado de los Objetos Musicales (traducción del original en francés, Traité des objets musicaux [version abrégée], por Araceli Cabezón de Diego)
Schaeffer, Pierre, Reibel, Guy, Ferreyra Beatriz, (1998 (1967)). Solfège de l’objet sonore
Schafer, R. Murray (1994). The Soundscape: Our Sonic Environment and the Tuning of the World
THIES, Wolfgang (1982). Grundlage einer Typologie der Klänge (The Foundation of a Sound Classification)
Von Der Weid, Jean-Noël (2004). Dans la tripe bruyante du monde: Murray Schafer