Composition and Diffusion: Space in Sound in Space

Truax, Barry


Organised Sound 3(2): 141-146.

Language: English

Composition and diffusion can be understood as two complementary and related processes: bringing sounds together, and spreading them out again in an organised fashion. The electroacoustic tradition offers the possibility of the composer designing and implementing both aspects of the music, and interrelating them in highly specific ways. Computer control offers the greatest precision in dealing with the complexities of these processes, even though, at present, separate programs are usually required.