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Spectral music (Fr.: musique spectrale)locked

  • Julian Anderson


A term referring to music composed mainly in Europe since the 1970s which uses the acoustic properties of sound itself (or sound spectra) as the basis of its compositional material. It has come to be associated particularly with the composers of the French Groupe de l'Itinéraire (especially Grisey and Murail), and the German Feedback group, with its principal members Fritsch, Maiguashca, Eötvös, Vivier and Barlow. The term ‘spectral music’, coined by Dufourt in an article of ...

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