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Anacoustic Modes of Sound Construction: Toward a Practice

Seaback Robert

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  "publisher": "Zenodo", 
  "DOI": "10.5281/zenodo.5781374", 
  "language": "eng", 
  "title": "Anacoustic Modes of Sound Construction: Toward a Practice", 
  "issued": {
    "date-parts": [
  "abstract": "<p>This paper provides an overview of anacoustic modes of sound construction and virtual semiotics&mdash;a propositional framework following N. Katherine Hayles&rsquo;s posthumanism for the creation and analysis of electroacoustic music. Anacoustic modes address the computer at its most fundamental level: the syntactic level of information. This changes the nature of signification as sound is considered first as an informational construct rather than a material circumstance, rupturing the front-loaded meaning that arises from our acoustic experience.</p>\n\n<p>Techniques by Br\u00fcn, Xenakis, and Tone elucidate the anacoustic concept and form a basis for identifying sonic parameters unique to their methods. This paper concludes with an expanded view of virtual semiotics based on current artistic research by the author, which establishes a symbiosis of anacoustic modes with standard digital practices.</p>", 
  "author": [
      "family": "Seaback Robert"
  "id": "5781374", 
  "event-place": "Leicester, England", 
  "type": "paper-conference", 
  "event": "Electroacoustic Music Studies Network (EMS)"
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