How do I listen, and what do I listen for? This paper discusses decision-making when
improvising in sound based music.1.2
In essence, I discuss listening from a phenomenological
point of view, and a basic tenet is intentionality as Brentano defines it: a mental state directed
towards an object. Theories by Merleau-Ponty and Pierre Schaeffer are important here; in
particular the latter's well-known concepts sonic objects and reduced
- ... music.1.2
- Such as electroacoustic music and free improvisation.