Acousmatic reasoning: an organised listening with imagination

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This paper proposes acousmatic reasoning as a way of organised listening to electroacoustic music. It also examines the inference processes of acousmatic reasoning—overcoded, undercoded, and creative abudctions—as well as syntactically relevant properties (SRPs), properties of sound-images identified by listeners and closely related to the processes of acousmatic reasoning. The paper then sets out an analaytical listening exercise using The Flywheel Dream (1994) by Paul Koonce to show how acousmatic reasoning works in electroacoustic music listening.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages11
Publication statusUnpublished - May 2010
EventJIM 2010 - 15th Journées d’informatique musicale - Rennes, France
Duration: 18 May 201020 May 2010


ConferenceJIM 2010 - 15th Journées d’informatique musicale


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