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Battier, Marc

L’opéra et les technologies du son artificiel


Analyse Musicale, No. 45, Analyse Musicale: Paris: 23-32.

The author presents a four-part analysis of the role of electronic sound in contemporary opera:

  1. The clockwork voice: the important role of the telephone and the phonograph in the voice’s mechanization.
  2. How composers realised virtual scenes using spatialisation techniques.
  3. The artificial voice: the synthesis of the voice.
  4. How to represent electroacoustic parts that are realised by electronic instruments or computer in real-time, in the score?

The author completes his article with a detailed list of electroacoustic music processes used in some contemporary operas.

Tuesday 28 March 2006, by Pierre Couprie

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