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Listening and Musical Composition: Spectromorphological Analysis of Enfilade: Lamento-Cambiata

Cetiz, Mahir

This paper will present the analysis of the author's compositional work Enfilade: Lamento-Cambiata. The analysis consists of two levels. On the first level, formal outline, timbral discourse, pitch construction are examined in relation to the compositional and aesthetic motivations. The results of these examinations are then carried to the second level of the analysis, which is concerned with the perceptual evaluation of the sounding result. Both levels are informed by the recent research on auditive analysis and spectromorphological categorizations of timbre and gesture. In this respect, a detailed spectromorphological analysis of the piece is performed by applying the taxonomic approach of Lasse Thoresen's work on spectromorphology, as well as UST categorizations of Laboratoire de musique et informatique de Marseille. Finally, the relationship of spectromorphological units with the formal design is compared for the purpose of shedding light to the relationship between the musical structure and listening experience.


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Lerdahl, Alfred W.
D.M.A., Columbia University
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September 13, 2013