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Thesis Info

LABS ID
00018
Title
Electroacoustic Music: Morphological Analysis and Analytical Representation
Author
Pierre Couprie
2nd Author
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3rd Author
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Degree
PhD
Year
2003
Number of Pages
537
University
University of Paris IV-Sorbonne
Thesis Supervisor
Marc Battier
Supervisor e-mail
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Other Supervisor(s)
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Language(s) of Thesis
French
Department / Discipline
Music and Musicolog
Languages Familiar to Author
French, English
URL where full thesis can be found
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Keywords
Musical Analysis, Electroacoustic Music, Computer Music, Visual Representation, Multimedia
Abstract: 200-400 words
What we mean here by the analysis of electroacoustic music is a morphological description. It consist in using various criteria to describe the different aural and musical units of the musical material once they have been separated into segments. These criteria can be classified in three groups: internal (spectrum,dynamic,gait,granularity and space), referential (causality,voice,effect and emotion) and structural (formal analysis).Graphical representation has become an essential tool for the analyst and it can take the form of icons — creating strong links between the sound,its analysing criteria and graphic symbolic forms — or symbols — representing sound and its criteria with extremely accurate symbols. Moreover,representation is also an ideal material for multimedia publication:the represented analysis is associated to sounds or even other media to create a very rich didactical document.The theorical plan is completed by analyses ofSpiraleby Pierre Henry,«Geologie sonore» by Bernard Parmegiani and Stilleben by Kaija Saariaho.