Title L'objet sonore
Subtitle Situation, évaluation et potentialités : un paradigme pour la création d'outils de composition musicale
PhD Thesis directed by Horacio Vaggione at the University of Paris - Paris 8.
"We propose a study on the composition potentialities resulting from the conjunction of the object sound concept and the progressive transfer of musical technologies to the digital media. Beginning with the sound object of Schaeffer, through the writings of other authors (Bayle, Smalley, Wishart), we arrive at the concept of digital sound object of Vaggione, which articulates this conjunction. Two consequences result: the statement of the enlargement of musical writing and a compositional attitude based upon the idea of a work as the result of an interface to a musical database (adapted from Manovich). Finally we describe the software and the works which guided us to two concrete results: a software for external patches management (KITTy) and the music for the found footage documentary Nature Morte which would not have been possible without the reflection and consequences presented here."
António de Sousa Dias