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Micro-time manipulation mechanisms in composition: the granular universe of sound

Grant number: 13/00155-4
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): June 01, 2013
Effective date (End): December 15, 2016
Field of knowledge:Linguistics, Literature and Arts - Arts - Music
Principal researcher:Silvio Ferraz Mello Filho
Grantee:Danilo Augusto de Albuquerque Rossetti
Home Institution: Instituto de Artes (IA). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil
Associated scholarship(s):14/09549-8 - The composition of sound in microtime dimension: the undulatory and granular paradigms, BE.EP.DR


This research project focuses on music composition though sound investigation in the micro level, which means the granular universe. It's intended to address the implications of grain concept, since Schaeffer's propositions, passing by Xenakis, Ligeti, the granular synthesis from Truax, Roads and Vaggione, in addition to the instrumental synthesis of Grisey and Murail. From an aesthetic discussion, musical analyses and working with audio and computer music tools that allow the manipulation of the microtime of sound (which are going to be developed in PureData, Max/MSP and SuperCollider), we intend to develop instrumental and electroacoustic compositions that give us the possibility of timbre construction, adopting as working method the granular approach. As main theoretical references to this approach, we will be based on the phenomenological philosophy propositions, essentially those that in a reiterated manner are present in XX century music thought, as Husserl's propositions taken over by Schaeffer and the recent approach to Wittgenstein performed by Antonia Soulez.

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. Microtemporal processes of sound construction, perception and form modulation : an analytical and compositional approach. 2016. 475 f. Doctoral Thesis - Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Instituto de Artes.

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