eContact! 11.4 — Table des matières / Table of Contents
Toronto Electroacoustic Symposium 2009 (TES) /
Symposium Électroacoustique 2009 de Toronto
Photos from the Symposium
by Kevin Austin
In her keynote address to the 2009 Toronto Electroacoustic Symposium, Annette Vande Gorne discusses the relationship of her recent work to the classical tradition, relating the worlds of Schaeffer and Bayle to Debussy and opera.
Multi-Agency and Realtime Composition: In Equilibrio
by Arne Eigenfeldt
The author describes the use of intelligent multi-agents in his software performance system, Kinetic Engine, with specific reference to his composition In Equilibrio. The system is described in relation to earlier interactive performance systems, and its goal of organized complexity.
Spatialization without Panning
by Benjamin Thigpen
Approaches to multi-channel spatialization based on fixed channel routing rather than panning. Two techniques are discussed: using the speaker as a point-source “instrument”, and creating spatial effects through intra-channel signal decorrelations. Includes many audio examples (stereo and multi-channel).
Drawing on M.M. Bakhtin’s concept of the chronotope, this paper discusses how the metaphoric, metonymic and figurative treatment of sound objects is used by the electroacoustic composer to create narrative.
This paper presents the software Live Ambisonic Beta created by Carey Dodge using Max/MSP 4.6.3. The software allows for quick and evocative live spatialization of multiple inputs from a recording, live, or otherwise.
Shadow-walks: Toronto edition
by Viv Corringham
An artist paper on the long-term sound art project Shadow-walks, with particular focus on its recent version in Toronto 2009. The work is based on walks with local people and combines conversations, environmental sounds and the artist’s own improvised singing.
Noise, Nonsense, and the New Media Soundscape
by Salman Bakht
Definitions of noise and nonsense are applied to soundscape composition, sound installation art, and “new media soundscape composition” (introduced herein); these concepts are related to the foreground, background, and distracted listening practices, and a fourth category, “directed listening”, is also introduced.
A Continuum of Indeterminacy in Laptop Music
by Adam Neal
A comparative portfolio of works for laptop quartet which explore the continuum between composition and improvisation.
Spectral Delay Processing as a Compositional Resource
by John Gibson
An account of spectral delay processing as used in music by the author and a discussion of the author’s freely available spectral delay software.
A Phenomenological Time-Based Approach to Videomusic Composition
by Freida Abtan
This paper sets up a conceptual framework to analyze videomusic based on perceived relative movement within intersensory gesture, supported by an analysis of the author’s work the hands of the dancer, which examines the relative movement between sound and image for its temporal affect.
A technical, analytical and historical overview of methods, systems and implications of spatialization in computer-based music. Exploring Time Delay, Dynamics, Inner Organization of the Sound and Movement as the most important indicators of spatial music. First publication of Turenas’ Lissajous figures.
Future Traces: Current Trends in Electroacoustic Music
by Karen Patton
Survey results offer a glimpse into what people feel the future holds for electroacoustic / computer music: is a particular technology going to have serious impact in the future? What limitations may be at play? What forces might be fueling future directions?
[HISTORICAL] Death of the Red Planet
by Dale Pelton
In this 1973 article from American Cinematographer, the techniques used to create the images in the film and the electronic music composed by Barry Schrader for the film are discussed.
A report on the first year of experiences with the Regina Electroacoustic Performance Orchestra (REAPOR) — a laptop orchestra at the University of Regina — and an outline of areas for future exploration.
[COMMUNITY REPORTS] Electroacoustic Music in Melbourne by Ross Bencina and Tim Kreger
[COMMUNITY REPORTS] Electronic Music in Iran by Arshia Cont and Bob Gluck
[COMMUNITY REPORTS] Electronic Music in Israel by Bob Gluck
Works by some authors and / or artists in this issue can be heard in SONUS.ca, the CEC’s online electroacoustic jukebox:
- Kevin Austin
- Ross Bencina
- Carey Dodge
- Arne Eigenfeldt
- Navid Navab
- David Ogborn
- Pedro Rebelo
- Benjamin Thigpen
- Eldad Tsabary
- Rodney Waschka II
La CEC tient à remercier le Conseil des arts du Canada (section Lettres et édition) pour son soutien à eContact! depuis 1997, ainsi que la Fondation SOCAN pour ses subventions de fonctionnement.
The CEC thanks the Canada Council’s Writing & Publishing Section for supporting the journal since its launch in 1997, and the SOCAN Foundation for their assistance through the Core Funding Programme.