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Microsound

Latest update : 4 May 2007.

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  • Italian definition

    4 maggio 2007, di Pierre Couprie

    Microsuono
    Il termine trae la sua origine dal lavoro del compositore Iannis Xenakis. Recentemente, √® associato a quello di Curtis Roads. In generale, designa la concezione e rappresentazione di suoni in particelle. Questi suoni fanno parte del campo che Roads chiama “micro time scale”, scala dei micro tempi. Roads intende questa scala come comprendente tutta la totalit√ dei fenomeni audio transitori, dalla soglia della percezione del timbro (alcune centinaia di microsecondi) (...)

  • German definition

    17 February 2007, by Pierre Couprie

    Mikrosound

  • French definition

    3 December 2006, by Pierre Couprie

    Micro-son
    Ce terme puise son origine dans le travail du compositeur Iannis Xenakis. Actuellement, il est tr√®s fortement associ√© au travail de Curtis Roads. Pour simplifier, il d√©signe la conception et la repr√©sentation de sons en terme de particules. Ces sons font partie du domaine des √©chelles de micro-temps, nomm√© ainsi par Curtis Roads. Celui-ci d√©finit ces √©chelles comme embrassant la totalit√© des ph√©nom√®nes audio transitoires, du seuil de la perception du timbre (quelques (...)

  • Spanish definition

    10 August 2006, by Rob Weale

    Microsonido
    Con sus ra√≠ces hist√≥ricas en la obra del compositor Iannis Xenakis, este t√©rmino est√° hoy en d√≠a fuertemente vinculado con el trabajo de Curtis Roads. En un sentido amplio, este t√©rmino hace referencia a la concepci√≥n y representaci√≥n del sonido como part√≠culas. Estos sonidos caen dentro del dominio que Roads llama "micro-escala temporal". √‰l define a esta escala como aquella que abarca fen√≥menos transitorios de audio, una amplia clase de sonidos que se (...)

  • English definition

    26 January 2005, by Rob Weale

    With historical roots in the work of composer Iannis Xenakis, this term is currently strongly associated with the work of Curtis Roads. Broadly, the term refers to conceiving of and representing sound in terms of particles. These sounds fall within the domain that Roads calls the "micro time scale". He defines this scale as one that embraces transient audio phenomena, a broad class of sounds that extends from the threshold of timbre perception (several hundred microseconds) up to the (...)

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