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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.
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