Space and Spatialization as Discrete Parameter in Music Composition
A Space-Oriented Approach to écriture: From Acoustic through Informatics to Musical Notation
Starting by examine the aesthetic reasons that have been the background for this research (excerpts from music scores as well as theoretical texts) we will identify those possibilities that both musical research and technology offer the composer to explore space and those influences that they could mean on musical language. This enquiry will consequently see how musical material organization can be structured starting directly from space and spatiality, seen not as a metaphor but as acoustic entity, a perspective that will lead the research into the domain of room acoustics and in particular to the resonance modes. Finally, this study will show in which way space, an essential element for the music of our time, can be considered from an inner point of view (that is as a fundamental musical parameter), instead than in its merely topological or architectural nature, providing some musical examples taken from the project Ius Lucis (realized at I.R.C.A.M. in 2006/2007).