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Materials, Meaning and Metaphor : Unveiling Spatio-Temporal Pertinences in Acousmatic Music

Elizabeth L. Anderson


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example 9 Ether


My paper will focus on the objective material inherent in my music as well as the way I attempt to convey meaning through my works. In order to examine these concepts, I shall elaborate on the sonic properties and structural characteristics indigenous to the works and, additionally, the personal opinions and imagined ideas employed during the compositional process. These different angles originate from preliminary research on listening patterns I conducted at the inception of my doctorate. This research had considerable bearing on the development of my reception behaviours framework, which, in turn, influenced my compositional strategies. My paper, therefore, is articulated on my reception behaviours framework (I) and its four components (II-V).