Continuum

Structure, Musical [Str]  ]

The concept of continuum has been used in a number of contexts within electroacoustic music including Stockhausen’s pulse to pitch continuum (and similar continua applied to other musical parameters). Serial composition in the studio was largely concerned with the creation of continua between sonic parameters as a means of creating new musical languages and structuring principles for compositions. Denis Smalley has introduced the concept in relation to perceptually led facets of sound in his Spectromorphological theory. Many practitioners conceive of a continuum between abstract and mimetic material.

 

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UNESCO DigiArts

- Introduction à l’histoire et à l’esthétique des musiques électroacoustiques: Session 4 - Ruptures technologiques: révolutions esthétiques? ( French )

 

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