Imaging Sonic Structure

Cogan, Robert


International Computer Music Conference : 407-412.

Language: English

In this brief paper, the author discusses how fast Fourier transform (FFT) spectrum analysis and still video photography made it possible to permanently capture the sonic flux of even the most extended musical contexts. He explores this possibility through the spectral analysis of several works. This paper offers the current reader a historical perspective on the early years of sonograms, and spectral analysis technology and techniques.