Capture, manipulate, project, preserve: A compositional journey

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Abstract

Much of the text in this article first appeared as an invited keynote presentation given at the From Tape to Typedef; Compositional Methods in Electroacoustic Music symposium held at the University of Sheffield, UK, from 30 January to 2 February 2013 and charts a personal compositional journey from the early 1980s to the present day, referencing compositional methodologies and remarking on what has changed (if anything) over a 30-year career composing with technology on fixed media. The relationship between soundscape composition and acousmatic music is examined with reference to a number of projects and pieces of music including Peel, ABZ/A, Gordon Soundscape, scènes, rendez-vous and the Three Cities Project.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)285-298
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Music, Technology & Education
Volume6
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2013
EventFROM TAPE TO TYPEDEF 2013 - University of Sheffield, Sheffield, United Kingdom
Duration: 30 Jan 20132 Feb 2013
http://music.dept.shef.ac.uk/ocs/index.php/t2td/t2td2013

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Keywords

  • listening
  • sound mapping
  • acousmatic attitude
  • compositional methodologies
  • acousmatic composition
  • soundscape composition

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