COMPOSITION AND NOTATION OF PARAMETERS IN ELECTRONIC MUSIC: APPROXIMATE REDUCTIONIST GRAPHICAL NOTATION

Dino Rešidbegović

Music Academy, University of Sarajevo

Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Author’s contact information: dino.residbegovic@mas.unsa.ba

INSAM Journal of Contemporary Music, Art and Technology, Issue 4, 2020

Main Theme of the Issue: Human-Machine Collaboration in Art, Technology and Theory

Publisher: INSAM Institute for Contemporary Artistic Music, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Section: BEYOND THE MAIN THEME

Abstract: Music composition today present a challenge for every composer, student and professor. In addition to the huge amount of information and technology that are part of modern composition, there are different approaches to the usage of notation within various forms of information and technology. This paper is based on the definition, role and application of notation in compositions. It attempts to define and explain a different, specific approach, which helps in understanding the technology, its applications and features to meet the problems of present compositions by using specific notation for electronic instruments or computers. The paper contains three sections with additional information on the problems, the different types of notations, and the possible solutions. The final result is the description of a connection between the electronic parameters of different instruments and the composition through the ARGN approach (Approximate Reductionist Graphical Notation), which is achieved by means of notation and composition of the parameters of electronic instruments. The ARGN approach contains elements of artistic and theoretical practices based on an interdisciplinary perspective; of the composer, engraver, performer, and improviser, which today represents a profile of a contemporary composer.

Keywords: composition, parameters notation, electronic music, sound synthesizer, sound modulation

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ISSN 2637 – 1898
COBISS.BH-ID 26698502
UDC 
78:792
On the cover: Sougwen Chung, Exquisite Corpus
 Design and layout: Milan Šuput, Bojana Radovanović

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RILM – Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale

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