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Michael Edgerton

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Music within the Continuum : Desynchronizing parameters in scaled and multidimensional networks: bifurcations, fission/fusion, dissonance/consonance

Author

  • Michael Edgerton

Summary, in English

This monograph presents a working description of a special class of acoustical outputs, termed extra-complex sonorities that are the result of desynchronizing robust parameters involved in the production of sound within scaled and multidimensional networks by instruments and voices. The purpose of such a description is to provide a framework for understanding the mechanical and perceptual aspects of extra-complex sonorities in order to develop a theory that will guide the practitioner and listener towards finding the relevant landmarks of those performances and/or compositions that feature radical sound production maneuvers. Fundamentally different from the non-scalable extended technique aesthetic (such as using an exaggerated heavy bow pressure to achieve a singular, nondevelopmental gesture, i.e. “pitchless scraping”), desynchronization in this context relies on scaling the entire range of any parameter between minimal and maximal values (such as between the fastest to slowest bow speed, regardless of tempo or left-hand behavior). Such methods are still relatively novel and are investigated to continue research relevant to music composition.

Department/s

  • Teachers (Malmö Academy of Music)

Publishing year

2015-09-04

Language

English

Document type

Book

Publisher

LAP Lambert Academic Publishing

Topic

  • Music

Status

Published

Project

  • voice research

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISBN: 9783659779145
  • ISBN: 978-3-659-77914-5
  • ISBN: 3659779148