Subject: Re: electroacoustics - rap to tap
From: Jay Smalridge (email@example.com)
Date: Wed Jun 30 2004 - 14:28:46 EDT
I guess if I were forced against my will to set a description to music and "just sounds", I would have to say that structure would have to be the characteristic involved. I classify "music" as a collection of sounds arranged in a theme (or linear evolution) or connected movements(reoccuring melodies or notes). The other end of the spectrum would be randomness. Events without ties, sort of like a David Lynch movie, with a pleasing or irritating effect.
But then again, as explained in the article about music as literature, there exists atonal music which seems to blur the edges of both classifications. I don't know too much about that though.
On Wednesday, June 30, 2004, at 10:07AM, macCormac <macCormac@shaw.ca> wrote:
>hello / heay / yo
>back to basics - music is organized sound or can music be random such as th acoustic or electroacoustic soundscape ?
>is this true whether stochastically organized or serially or by protools cut and paste by direct intentions or while throwing th timbres on th palate :-)
>complex. think i'll take a bus to communication 859 to find out ...
>best, macCormac (murphy's sister)
>http://www.sylvi.ca / na / duh / bc
>soundscape and siwash rock
>Jay Smalridge wrote:
>> dasHello and dasBoot,
>> I'll have to hang my head in shame at the comment I made earlier. I forgot the most important aspect of electroacoustic sound is the electro reproduction, right? I guess that something has to be produced through a sort of speaker or electronic means to be considered this way? I hope that my past teachers will forgive me...
>> I guess I feel that no matter what the source of the sound, I still think of it in the terms of what it might be, or what it sounds like...?
>> So, my question is what is the difference between music and "just sounds"(particularly the difference between electroacoustics and electroacoustic music, if I understand the meaning properly)? A lot of people tend to tell me that the tracks off of the PRESENCE cd are just random sounds. After some explanation from me,they see the patterns or purpose and then they can call it music(I must admit even I needed to be shown the light before I could make heads or tales of the music).
>> I figure that if we can distinguish music from "just sounds", then perhaps we can see if the types of music you suggested fit or not.
>> And maybe I should go have a look at the definition of electroacoustics because I seemed to be out to lunch...of inadaze(insert punchline drum hits here please).
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