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Microsound

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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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  • Product Details

    Author:
    Curtis Roads
    Format:
    Paperback
    Pages:
    424
    Publisher:
    MIT Press (August 20, 2004)
    Language:
    English
    ISBN-13:
    9780262681544
    ISBN-10:
    0262681544
    Weight:
    31oz
    Dimensions:
    8.06" x 9.06" x 1.03"
    Case Pack:
    14
    File:
    RandomHouse-PRH_Book_Company_PRH_PRT_Onix_delta_active_D20210221T121307_7933203-20210221.xml
    Folder:
    RandomHouse
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    $45.00
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    Publisher Identifier:
    P-RH
    Discount Code:
    A