Week 2

Audio qualities/structures/compositional techniques:  

•Ambience/spot sound

•Texture / Tone

• Colour


•Layers- multitrack

•Pitch/frequency- quality

•Tempo/rhythm/beat- temporal



•ADSR-attack, decay, sustain,release






•Equal amplitude of the same frequencies






Stephen Vitiello:

  • Crashing
  • Tuning keys
  • Reverb
  • Vibration
  • Different pitches
  • Instruments
  • Playing with distance
  • Drum (peak)
  • Fade
  • Sustain right towards the end (vibration)
  • Layered with pitches and dynamics
  • Fills space
  • Rhythm towards the end

Types of sounds:

  • Instruments used on something differently
  • Recordings


  • Overtones, fade, layers, reverb


  • Sustained notes holding for the entire bowing instrument.
  • Space used well
  • Slow Pace- no silence


  • Water goblets
  • Ears ringing

Meanings conveyed:

  • Eery
  • Sci-fi
  • Pushing the limit of instruments. Challenging the traditional conventions of making sound and using instruments to make it

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