Expanding the Horizon of Electroacoustic Music Analysis

Simon Emmerson and Leigh Landy, eds.

Making Music with Sounds Cambridge Univeresity Press (Cambridge), 2016
x, 407pp ISBN 978-1-107-118324 (Hardback)
http://www.cambridge.org/gb/academic/subjects/music/twentieth-century-and-contemporary-music/expanding-horizon-electroacoustic-music-analysis?format=HB

Innovations in music technology bring with them a new set of challenges for describing and understanding the electroacoustic repertoire. This edited collection presents a state-of-the art overview of analysis methods for electroacoustic music in this rapidly developing field. The first part of the book explains the needs of differing electroacoustic genres and puts forward a template for the analysis of electroacoustic music. Part two discusses the latest ideas in the field and the challenges associated with new technologies; Part three explores how analyses have harnessed the new forces of multimedia, and includes an introduction to new software programme EAnalysis, which was created by the editors as the result of an Arts and Humanities Research Council grant. The final part of the book demonstrates these new methods in action, with analyses of key electroacoustic works from a wide range of genres and sources.


 

Table of Contents

List of figures  [page  vii]
Notes on contributors  [x]

PART 1 SETTING THE SCENE [1]
Introduction [3]
Simon Emmerson and Leigh Landy
1 The analysis of electroacoustic music: the differing needs of its genres and categories [8]
Simon Emmerson and Leigh Landy

PART II IDEAS AND CHALLENGES [29]
2 Listening and meaning: how a model of mental layers informs electroacoustic music analysis [31]
Gary S. Kendall
3 Forming form [58]
Iohn Young
4 Interactive and generative music: a quagmire for the musical analyst [80]
Michael Young
5 Some ideas concerning the relationship between form and texture [102]
Raśl Minsburg

PART III HARNESSING NEW FORCES [121]
6 Exploiting computational paradigms for electroacoustic music analysis [123]
Tae Hong Park
7 OREMA: an analytical community [148]
Michael Gatt
8 EAnalysis: developing a sound-based music analytical tool [170]
Pierre Couprie

PART IV ANALYSES OF KEY WORKS [195]
9 Trevor Wishart’s Children’s Stories II from Encounters in the Republic of Heaven: an analysis for children of a sample-based composition [197]
Leigh Landy
10 Analysis of Foil by Autechre (from Amber (1994)) [209]
Ben Ramsay
11 Temporal recurrence in Andrew Lewis’s Penmon Point [231]
Ambrose Seddon
12 Michel Waisvisz: No Backup / Hyper Instruments [247]
John Robert Ferguson
13 Analysing Sound Art: Douglas Henderson’s Fadensonnen (2009) [266]
Kersten Glandien
14 Analysing the identifiable: cultural borrowing in Diana Salazar’s La voz del fuelle [288]
Manuella Blackburn
15 Kireek 2011 Championship routine analysis [310]
Sophy Smith
16 The analysis of live and interactive electroacoustic music: Hans Tutschku – Zellen-Linien (2007) [333]
Simon Emmerson
17 Audio-only computer games: Papa Sangre [355]
Andrew Hugill and Panos Amelides
18 Some questions around listening: Vancouver Soundscape Revisited by Claude Schryer [376]
Katharine Norman

Index [400]                       

     


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