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The Cambridge Companion to Electronic Music


physical reality, as modeled by many temporal, local theories,  appears
to be fundamentally linked to a zoo of oscillation processes.  our senses
synthesize these cycles into experiences, be it sonic  events, phenomena
of light, awareness of space, wireless  communication, plain matter and
much more. as indicated by the order  given, the sonic poses a very
accessible and rewarding way to explore  wave phenomena, but this is not
where it ends.

engineering activities have uncovered the electromagnetic within  certain
limits, or to particular purposes, although to a great extent  in
disregard or disinterest of secondary effects on physiology and
consciousness, in other words, the medium is not neutral and on its  own
commences sending messages of unintended content to unintended  receivers.

indifferent music becomes sound as it identifies itself as operations  on
the organization of weak processes, disregarding boundaries of
occlusion. so that towards the end the authors become the audience  and
the audience stretches to the horizon, populated by machines  infinitely
rendering a stream of minute semantic lunacy.

what is left is the establishement of a musical use of a broader band  of
waves, both regarding frequency range and media.

a system regulating frequency, duration, event-clustering and
arbitrarily more parameters is at least a musical system. in a
stochastic system this means choice of probabilities, in a process-
coupled system this means filling the system with life by choice of
governing events.

  i m sorry i couldnt elaborate on a geometric perspective due to  lack
of time and misplacing the resonating compass.

-> Cambridge University Press

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