Grain

Structure, Musical [Str]  >  Micro-level Structure  ]

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

 

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