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Denis Smalley’s Spectromorphological theory makes consideration of listening responses to ’extrinsic’ (or referential) aspects of sound materials in its explanation of gesture/texture as a structuring principle in electroacoustic music composition and analysis. Nine indicative or ’extrinsic’ attributes are identified as being of significance:

gesture, utterance, behaviour, energy, motion, object/substance, environment, vision, and space.

 

See also:

Aural Discourse and Mimetic Discourse, Mimesis, Referential Sound, Spectromorphology

 

Bibliography:

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Alphabetical order - Chronological order

Emmerson, Simon (1994b). ’Live’ versus ’Real-time’
Emmerson, Simon (2000b). ‘Losing Touch?’: The Human Performer and Electronics
Smalley, Denis (1986). Spectro-morphology and Structuring Processes
YOUNG, John (2007). Reflections on sound image design in electroacoustic music

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