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Re: [microsound] i'm a little late in the game, but

On Thu, Sep 11, 2003 at 10:33:07PM -0400, Michal Seta wrote:

> to catalogue?  Musique concrete is the music that uses concrete sound sources 
> (such as recordings of sounds occuring in the acoustic world, that we can 
> identify) as opposed to synthesized sounds.  Other than that it has been a 
> standard practice to mangle and transform the sounds, often beyond 
> recognition, for some decades now.

i should read my emails with a more circumspect eye before sending them, if
this is any different (but more concise) than what i thought i'd written.

> Check out some of Jonty Harrison's work.  He tends to write long pieces with 
> one type of sound source.

i'm always looking for new names.  thank you for this and the others at the
end of your reply.

> > (concrete's more populist little brother,
> > "plunderphonics", has a similar "rule".  these are two, notable instances
> > to which mccluhan's infamously overused "the medium is the massage" mantra
> > actually does apply).

> You mean John Oswald merely catalogues sounds?

by no means.  but he does identify his sources (and leave them 
recognizable).  s/catalogue/enumerate, if you prefer.  no cheapening of the
art ("merely") was ever implied.

the word for parmegiani's i was searching for, but had forgotten, was
"acousmatic" (thanks, leidecker).

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