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Mapping perception1 across the communicative continuum as a prelude to analysis

Rob Weale

De Montfort University, Leicester, UK


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In this paper I discuss what I see as some of the key issues concerning the role of analysis in electroacoustic (E/A) music3. This is followed by an explanation of the role that the Intention/Reception (I/R) method can play in the analysis of E/A music - the I/R method involves collecting, analysing and evaluating composer intention and listener response data, it was developed as part of my doctoral research (see Weale, 2005). Finally, I offer a brief overview of the initial stages of the latest phase of development of the I/R project.