Monthly Archives: December 2010

The synthesis of sounds with timbre. Full circle.

Timbre is so intimately tied to electroacoustic music that it feels like a betrayal of the medium to turn to pitch. Yet I feel drawn to pitch. When David Worral referred to the “timbre fetishists” during his 2010 ACMC talk, … Continue reading

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Composition by physical determinism

My first composition, “Gorged“, had no great compositional intent in it. It was more of a simple exploration of the possibilities of the interface I have built. ‘Learning to use the instrument’ so to speak. My next composition has very … Continue reading

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Timbre’s un-scorability is a sign

Pitch, melody, harmony, rhythm, tempo … the building blocks of classical music … are all quantifiable, measurable and scorable. Timbre … the building block of electroacoustic music … is not quantifiable, it is not measurable and it is not scorable. … Continue reading

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The just-intonation thing

I’ve hovered around just intonation for a little while, but never truly dived in …. until this week. I’m using Partch’s 43 tone scale dumbed down to a 41 tone scale upon Kraig Grady’s advice (which I understand comes from … Continue reading

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