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The Cambridge Companion to Electronic Music
physical reality, as modeled by many temporal, local theories, appears
to be fundamentally linked to a zoo of oscillation processes. our senses
synthesize these cycles into experiences, be it sonic events, phenomena
of light, awareness of space, wireless communication, plain matter and
much more. as indicated by the order given, the sonic poses a very
accessible and rewarding way to explore wave phenomena, but this is not
where it ends.
engineering activities have uncovered the electromagnetic within certain
limits, or to particular purposes, although to a great extent in
disregard or disinterest of secondary effects on physiology and
consciousness, in other words, the medium is not neutral and on its own
commences sending messages of unintended content to unintended receivers.
indifferent music becomes sound as it identifies itself as operations on
the organization of weak processes, disregarding boundaries of
occlusion. so that towards the end the authors become the audience and
the audience stretches to the horizon, populated by machines infinitely
rendering a stream of minute semantic lunacy.
what is left is the establishement of a musical use of a broader band of
waves, both regarding frequency range and media.
a system regulating frequency, duration, event-clustering and
arbitrarily more parameters is at least a musical system. in a
stochastic system this means choice of probabilities, in a process-
coupled system this means filling the system with life by choice of
i m sorry i couldnt elaborate on a geometric perspective due to lack
of time and misplacing the resonating compass.
-> Cambridge University Press
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