A Cognitive Framework for the Analysis of Acousmatic Music: Analysing Wind Chimes by Denis Smalley
The analysis of acousmatic music has traditionally been very difficult since there is no score to freeze the music in time. Analysis relies heavily on the act of concentrated listening. Since aural perception is so crucial to the analysis of acousmatic music, this book poses the questions: Can a framework for the analysis of acousmatic music be derived from cognition theories, research on the auditory perception of everyday environmental sounds, and studies into the perception of Western tonal music? If so, what are the frameworks attributes? From experimental data documented in the relevant literature, this book draws together the constituents of a cognitive framework called the Segregation, Integration, Assimilation and Meaning (SIAM) framework for the analysis of acousmatic music. The book reports on the practical application of the SIAM framework through a detailed analysis of the work Wind Chimes, by Denis Smalley. This analytical methodology should be especially useful to auditory cognition professionals, researchers interested in musical analysis of non-notated music, and composers seeking to gain more insight into musical structures in electroacoustic music in general.
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AUDITORY SCENES AND TIMBRE ORGANISATION
EVENT STRUCTURE PROCESSING
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acousmatic music acoustic factors amplitude modulation analysis of acousmatic Anklung attack attack-continuant auditory scene analysis auditory stream Bigand Bregman causal uncertainty cognitive combination complex compound sound event continuum correlations create Denis Smalley dimensions dissonance Dowling and Harwood duration ecological frequency electroacoustic music emotional environmental sounds event structure processing example experiment Figure frequency components frequency spectrum Gestalt glissando Gygi Gygi's harmonic hierarchy high frequency Howard and Ballas identification implications integration interactive study score interpretation Lerdahl listener melodic Narmour noise notes organisation patterns perceived perception percussive phrase pitch centricity proximity psychoacoustic recognition relationships representation rhythmic schema schema-based segmentation segregation semantic sequence sequential short score SIAM framework similarity simultaneous Smalley Smalley's sonic objects sonogram sound sources source-cause discourse spectral spectrogram streams sustained sounds symbols syntactic syntax temporal texture timbral timbre time-span reduction tonal music tones transformation triplet variables Wind Chimes