Materiality

Recording

Starting in the mid 1940s, recording became understood as a technique for music production as well as merely reproducing pre-existing music. An early pracitioner[Schaeffer […]

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Silence

Both the material substrate for signifying elements and a signifying element in its own right, silence functions like the white space between the marks […]

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Synthesis

Synthesis is the artificial production of sound. An expansive definition would include all sound-making that does not come from nature or from the human […]

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Timbre

When a recorded audio signal is periodic and its period is within the range permitting audible pitch, it can be expanded into a Fourier […]

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