Causality

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Causality, a concept closely related to that of Gesture, is central to Denis Smalley’s spectromorphological thinking. Smalley writes: "Causality, actual or surmised, is related not only to the physical intervention of breath, hand, or fingers, but also to natural and engineered events, visual analogues, psychological experiences felt or mediated through language and paralanguage, indeed any occurrence which seems to provoke a consequence, or consequence which seems to have been provoked by an occurrence". Causality is of particular relevance to Acoustmatic listening situations. (Source - Denis Smalley (1986). Spectro-morphology and Structuring Processes, in Simon Emmerson, ed. The Language of Electroacoustic Music. Basingstoke: Macmillan.)

 

See also:

Acousmatic, Gesture, Spectromorphology, Surrogacy

 

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Castanet, Pierre-Albert (2001b). Luc Ferrari: Mnemosyne mise à nu
Chion, Michel (1986a). Une ontologie de la musique concrète
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Emmerson, Simon (2000b). ‘Losing Touch?’: The Human Performer and Electronics
Field, Ambrose (2000). Simulation and Reality: The New Sonic Objects
Gerwin, Thomas (1997a). In Acoustic Ecology and Integral Art: Outlining a Concept of Today’s Music
Hoopen, Christiane ten (1994a). Issues in Timbre and Perception
Lopez, Francisco (1998). Schizophonia vs. l’object sonore: soundscapes and artistic freedom
MacDonald, Alistair (1995). Performance Practice in the Presentation of Electroacoustic Music
Mandolini, Ricardo (2006). Musique informelle, musique électroacoustique : une convergence insoupçonnée ?
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Smalley, Denis (1994). Defining Timbre - Refining Timbre
Smalley, Denis (1995b). La spectromorphology: une explication des formes du son
Smalley, Denis (1996). La spettromorfologia: una spiegazione delle forme del suono.
Smalley, Denis (1997). Spectromorphology: Explaining sound-shapes
Tiffon, Vincent (2005). L’image sonore : la présence invisible
Vaggione, Horacio (1998a). L’espace composable. Sur quelques catégories opératoires dans la musique électroacoustique
Wishart, Trevor (2000). Sonic Composition in {Tongues of Fire}
Young, John (1994). The Extended Environment
Young, John (1996). Imagining the Source: The Interplay of Realism and Abstraction in Electroacoustic Music

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