Structure, Musical [Str]  ]

Spectromorphology is an approach to sound materials and musical structures which concentrates on the spectrum of available pitches and their shaping in time.

The concepts and terminology of spectromorphology are tools for describing and analysing listening experience. The two parts of the term refer to the interaction between sound spectra (spectro-) and the ways they change and are shaped through time (-morphology). The spectro- cannot exist without the -morphology and vice versa: something has to be shaped, and a shape must have sonic content. Although spectral content and temporal shaping are indissolubly linked, we need to conceptually to be able to separate them for discursive purposes - we cannot in the same breath describe what is shaped and the shapes themselves.

Each component of the term belongs to other disciplines (visual, linguistic, biological, geological), which is fitting since musical experience radiates across disciplines.

A spectromorphological approach sets out spectral and morphological models and processes, and provides a framework for understanding structural relations and behaviours as experienced in the temporal flux of the music. (Sources - Denis Smalley (1986). Spectro-morphology and Structuring Processes, in Simon Emmerson, ed. The Language of Electroacoustic Music. Basingstoke: Macmillan. Denis Smalley (1997). Spectromorphology: Explaining Sound-shapes. Organised Sound Vol. 2, No. 2. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.)


See also:

Aural Analysis, Causality, Discourse within Electroacoustic Music, Gesture, Indicative Fields and Networks, Listening Experience, Modes of Listening, Morphology, Schaefferian Theory, Spectral Analysis, Spectrum, Surrogacy



English - Español - Français - Deutch - Italiano

Alphabetical order - Chronological order


10 lipitor mg more info about cost of lipitor vasotec diflucan tablet kamagra oral jelly sildenafil citrate orlistat 120 mg cap canada nexium cheap about enalapril 5 12.5mg iressa cost gleevec perscription bupropion $4 http://hautesalpes.org/?xff=316470 doxycycline 100 mgs modalert online pharmacy dilantin letrozole and nolvadex stendra generic zocor 50 mg more info about generic omeprazole azithromycin oral azithromycin tab 250mg pac fluconazole online india buy orlistat cheap ciprofloxacin hcl 500 mb tab buy eriacta x-vir canadian pharmacy bupropion hcl xl bupropion hcl xl 300 mg more info vasotec enalapril premarin generic brands of norvasc generic prilosec more info geneic lipitor imatinib mesylate 400mg each capsule http://hlt-evaluation.org/?ght=481944 more info buy olanzapine prilosec otc cheap buy enalapril maleate 20 mg more info about lumigan eye drops bupropion hcl sr 100 po buy vibramycin doxycycline lipitor 10 http://iedafrique.org/?ffr=247882 nexium cheap canada baclof lowest price accutane oklahoma flagyl 500 ciprofloxacin 500 mg g bupropion without prescription buy azithromycin online overnight http://hlt-evaluation.org/?ght=883078