ANALYSIS AND ANALYSES OF ELECTROACOUSTIC MUSIC

Publication Type:

Conference Paper

Authors:

Laura Zattra

Source:

SMC Conference 2005 (2005)

URL:

files/proceedings/2005/LZanalysis.pdf

Abstract:

Electroacoustic music analysis is a complex and heterogeneous discipline depending on one musical genre which includes a large typology of subgenres: from tape music to computer music, from concrete music, to mixed music, live electronic music, laptop music, etc. Even though there are personal approaches, which causes musical analysis to be a delicate and subjective discipline, some main trends can be outlined: some analysts skip the technological dimension and base their work on perceptual dimension; other ones deepen a genetic approach. Computer science applied to sound features’ extraction begins being interested to this music with promising perspectives. Any approach is worth being considered in order to create an interdisciplinary research area in electroacoustic music analysis. In this paper, the point of view is the musicological one. The goal is to outline a general survey of different musicological and computational approaches. Each of them is partial. What musicologists and scientists now need is to cooperate and share different competences. Interdisciplinary character of future studies is fundamental.