[microsound] Scales of sound
billjarboe at earthlink.net
Fri Feb 20 02:22:58 EST 2009
On Feb 19, 2009, at 9:04 AM, Manannan Mac Lir wrote:
> I was more referring to scales of acoustics in the sense of working
> with micro "grains" and macro "tones" in terms of whether people
> saw sound in different scales of size as opposed to harmonic and
> melodic sequences, I wasn't very about that clear in my last e-
> mail, apologies.
To tell the truth : at first I thought it was a rather
ridiculous request. After a bit of thought ( not dsd , just a bit of
thought) and when coupled with practical experience it made some sense.
No textual , or textural answer of my own . I recall being
inspired by reading Karlheinz Stockhausen's 'Towards a Cosmic
Music' . If you're keen on Stockhausen , it's a good read , and if
you aren't keen on Stockhausen you might like him alot more after
looking at the book.
Amazon.com looked rather pricey ( 91 $ and something for a
paperback) so I found these:
I think you're bang on target thinking about the macro and the
micro. Recently I've found some of the most grandiose ideas turn out
to be quite simple, and inconsequential ; or almost inconsequential
appearances to have massive implications . Don't worry( about me)
though , there's lots of in-between .
Good luck and all that
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