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Microsound

Author: Curtis Roads
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, 2004, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : CD audio : English : 1st MIT Press pbk edView all editions and formats
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"Below the level of the musical note lies the realm of microsound, of sound particles lasting less than one-tenth of a second. Recent technological advances allow us to probe and manipulate these pinpoints of sound, dissolving the traditional building blocks of music - notes and their intervals - into a more fluid and supple medium. The sensations of point, pulse (series of points), line (tone), and surface  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Curtis Roads
ISBN: 0262182157 9780262182157 9780262681544 0262681544
OCLC Number: 844959402
Notes: Originally published in 2001.
Description: xii, 409 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm + 1 audio disc (digital ; 4 3/4 in.)
Contents: Time Scales of Music --
The History of Microsound from Antiquity to the analog Era --
Granular Synthesis --
Varieties of Particle Synthesis --
Transformation of Microsound --
Windowed Analysis and Transformation --
Microsound in Composition --
Aesthetics of Composing with Microsound --
Conclusion Appendixes: AThe Cloud Generator Program --
B Sound examples.
Responsibility: Curtis Roads.

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A comprehensive presentation of the techniques and aesthetics of composition with sound particles.  Read more...

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Microsound is packed with insight and stimulating ideas.-Douglas Geers, Electronic Musician

 
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