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Spatio-Aural Terrains

Spatio-Aural Terrains Frontispiece. Thanos Chrysakis, a view of the Encounters sound installation, 2005. (© Thanos Chrysakis) Artists’ Statements SPATIO-AURAL TERRAINS Thanos Chrysakis (composer), 6 Lushington Road, NW10 5UU, London, U.K. E-mail: . Received 23 December 2005. AUDITORY SPACES Composers have always created auditory spaces of different dimensions—that is, different kinds of musical spaces, from two-dimensional space (a simple melody) to more elaborate auditory dimensions (the dimension of depth through the permeability of the sounds, the dimension of directionality through their various speeds and movements and so on). Multidimensional composed auditory spaces can be found in—-amongst other places—fugues, sonatas and contemporary music that uses net-like structures, soundmasses, polyphonic multi-layering, etc. On the other hand the question of sound and physical space is addressed in a long tradition from, to name but a few, Andrea Gabrielli and Giovanni Gabrielli to Thomas Tallis up to György Kurtág and Luigi Nono. In my compositions my urge to deal with various dimensions plays a prominent role, but my equal interest in the notion of physical space has found a liberating fulfillment within the artistic practice of sound installations dealing with auditory spaces and physical spaces at the same time. Fig. 1. Thanos Chrysakis, Resonator, generative http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Leonardo Music Journal MIT Press

Spatio-Aural Terrains

Leonardo Music Journal , Volume December 2006 (16) – Dec 1, 2006

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Publisher
MIT Press
Copyright
© 2006 Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Subject
Artists' Statements
ISSN
0961-1215
eISSN
1531-4812
DOI
10.1162/lmj.2006.16.40
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Abstract

Frontispiece. Thanos Chrysakis, a view of the Encounters sound installation, 2005. (© Thanos Chrysakis) Artists’ Statements SPATIO-AURAL TERRAINS Thanos Chrysakis (composer), 6 Lushington Road, NW10 5UU, London, U.K. E-mail: . Received 23 December 2005. AUDITORY SPACES Composers have always created auditory spaces of different dimensions—that is, different kinds of musical spaces, from two-dimensional space (a simple melody) to more elaborate auditory dimensions (the dimension of depth through the permeability of the sounds, the dimension of directionality through their various speeds and movements and so on). Multidimensional composed auditory spaces can be found in—-amongst other places—fugues, sonatas and contemporary music that uses net-like structures, soundmasses, polyphonic multi-layering, etc. On the other hand the question of sound and physical space is addressed in a long tradition from, to name but a few, Andrea Gabrielli and Giovanni Gabrielli to Thomas Tallis up to György Kurtág and Luigi Nono. In my compositions my urge to deal with various dimensions plays a prominent role, but my equal interest in the notion of physical space has found a liberating fulfillment within the artistic practice of sound installations dealing with auditory spaces and physical spaces at the same time. Fig. 1. Thanos Chrysakis, Resonator, generative

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Leonardo Music JournalMIT Press

Published: Dec 1, 2006

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