In this brief chapter, the author discusses the basic structures of human hearing and the perception of different aspects of sound: intensity, temporal features, frequency, noise and timbre. He also discusses fusion, combination tones and masking effects, pointing out the compositional implications of these in the context of computer music.
Psychoacoustics in Computer Music
Gordon, John W.
Composers and the Computer. Menlo Park: MIT Press, William Kaufmann, 1053-1069.