Microsound

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MIT Press, 2004 - Music - 409 pages
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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 (texture) emerge as particle density increases. Sounds coalesce, evaporate, and mutate into other sounds.Composers have used theories of microsound in computer music since the 1950s. Distinguished practitioners include Karlheinz Stockhausen and Iannis Xenakis. Today, with the increased interest in computer and electronic music, many young composers and software synthesis developers are exploring its advantages. Covering all aspects of composition with sound particles, Microsound offers composition theory, historical accounts, technical overviews, acoustical experiments, descriptions of musical works, and aesthetic reflections. The book is accompanied by an audio CD of examples.

  

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88 Computer Music Journal Curtis Roads: Microsound
Roads’s Microsound was simply its. appearance. The slightly squarish ... Microsound may surprise some. readers expecting a companion vol- ...
muse.jhu.edu/ journals/ computer_music_journal/ v027/ 27.1schedel.pdf

Curtis Roads: Microsound
sound on sound magazine, october 2003. studio essentials. reviews of microsound book by curtis roads, the fong electronic sonic eye, and the direct sound ...
www.soundonsound.com/ sos/ oct03/ articles/ studioessentials.htm

Microsound - The MIT Press
A comprehensive presentation of the techniques and aesthetics of composition with sound particles
mitpress.mit.edu/ catalog/ item/ default.asp?tid=8587& ttype=2

Microsound - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Microsound includes all sounds on the time scale shorter than musical notes, the sound object time scale, and longer than the sample time scale. ...
en.wikipedia.org/ wiki/ Microsound

Curtis Roads. Microsound . Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT Press ...
If we tend to ignore microsound in music analysis, it is not ... marily concerned with microsound as a generative element. in computer music. ...
caliber.ucpress.net/ doi/ abs/ 10.1525/ mts.2005.27.2.328

Microsound Book List - microsoundwiki
Microsound - Curtis Roads: over granulaire synthese en een microscopische opvatting van geluid, erg belangrijke compositietechniek en hedendaagse soundscape ...
www.interdisciplina.org/ microsound-wiki/ index.php/ Microsound_Book_List

The Perception of Microsound and its Musical Implications -- ROADS ...
We cannot paint a complete portrait of the relations between microsound and perception. The perception of microsound in musical contexts is intertwined with ...
www.annalsnyas.org/ cgi/ content/ full/ 999/ 1/ 272

“GMU” - An Integrated Microsound Synthesis System
is made of a few microsound synthesis objects (written in C at GMEM). ... thesis and transformations of microsound have already been significant in music ...
www.springerlink.com/ index/ q36ftu5lwrrtbtwx.pdf

Index: Microsound (Structure, Musical [Str])
Roads has recently published a book entitled Microsound (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2001). ... The Microsound Scene: An Interview with Kim Cascone (English) ...
www.ears.dmu.ac.uk/ spip.php?rubrique400

Microsound [worldcat.org]
Microsound. By: Curtis Roads. Type: English : Book : Non-fiction. Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. ; London : MIT, 2004. ISBN: 0262681544 9780262681544 ...
worldcat.org/ isbn/ 9780262182157

About the author (2004)

JANE PHILBRICK is a digital artist working with language. Her work wasmost recently on view in "Ameri©an Dre@am" at Ronald Feldman FineArt, New York.

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