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Portfolio and Exegesis: Composing Through a Spectral Scope

Sophocleous, Charalambos. 2013. Portfolio and Exegesis: Composing Through a Spectral Scope. Doctoral thesis, Goldsmiths, University of London [Thesis]

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Abstract or Description

The current research focuses on the spectral nature of sound, its timbre manipulation and contribution to the overall syntax of a composition. It describes the compositional thinking that emerged in the early 20th Century, and further recognized by the spectralists, which acknowledges timbre as an autonomous phenomenon and an agent of music creation. It also describes the spectral composers’ technological advancements and influences from the early electronic studios and the adaptation of electronic techniques in the acoustical domain. Furthermore, it includes my methodology and preoccupations concerning the creation of compositional models and the reliance on dynamic analysis techniques for the fabrication of material that serve as a guide for formal structures.

Item Type:

Thesis (Doctoral)

Keywords:

spectralism; spectral analysis; FFT; IRCAM; OpenMusic

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Music

Date:

2013

Item ID:

10320

Date Deposited:

21 May 2014 10:13

Last Modified:

09 Jul 2018 12:36

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/10320

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