Presentation on theme: "The Sounds of Music The Musical Sound –Sound concepts parameters: –duration –amplitude –frequency –harmonics –phase –direction –Analog representations."— Presentation transcript:
The Musical Sound –Sound concepts parameters: –duration –amplitude –frequency –harmonics –phase –direction –Analog representations –Digital representations ADC-DAC sampling quantization format The Sounded Music –music as performance live vs. recorded expression –tempo –dynamics –vibrato –timbre Instruments and Technique The Sight of Music –the performer –the environment
Olivier Messiaen (1908–92) Quatre études de rythme, 1949– 50 2: Mode de valeurs et d'intensités, 1949
Pierre Boulez (1925–) Structures, book 1, for 2 pianos, 1951–2 premiered by Messiaen & Boulez in, Paris, 1952
Timbre as Expression bel canto vs. pop musician vs. singer traditional vs. authentic counterpoint vs. Klangmotiv
Sound of Music “sol do la fa mi do re, sol do la ti do re do” “But it doesn’t mean anything!” “So we put in words, one word for every note, like this…” (Sound of Music) “Thus, music no longer in need of words now seems more than ever in need of words.” (Scott Burnham) – 侯珅譯 : 現在不需要文字的音樂似乎比有文字的音 樂還要多 )!? “A picture is worth a thousand words.”
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