Psychoacoustics in Computer Music

Gordon, John W.


Composers and the Computer. Menlo Park: MIT Press, William Kaufmann, 1053-1069.

Language: English

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.