COMPOSING WITH PROCESS: PERSPECTIVES ON GENERATIVE AND SYSTEMS MUSIC #4.1 Time
Curated by Mark Fell and Joe Gilmore. Narrated by Connie Treanor.
The fourth episode in this series introduces the idea of time and its relationship to musical practices.
The show opens with thoughts about time drawn from philosophy, science and musicology and shows how these are expressed in musical form, and looks at the origins of sonic action, musical behaviors and notational systems as a way of engaging with the temporal realm. With a specific reference to the emergence of sound recording technologies – both vinyl and tape – the show examines how new technologies have impacted musical vocabularies and changed the relationship between sound, time and music.
It closes with a brief look at how computer based editing has extended this paradigm and opened the way for stochastic methods of sound generation.