• Smoke and Mirrors 

      Young, John (Recording, musical)
      Programme note:This work attempts to embody my feelings about the way the natural sound world has a profound role in electroacoustic music. In one sense the forms, patterns and associations of environmental phenomena are ...
    • Sound in structure: Applying spectromorphological concepts. 

      Young, John (Conference)
      This paper departs from critical discussion of the concepts and terminology used by Denis Smalley to outline the ‘spectromorphological’ approach to the listening process. It then seeks to elaborate and apply salient aspects ...
    • Sound morphology and the articulation of structure in electroacoustic music. 

      Young, John (Article)
      In electroacoustic music we have the capacity to manipulate sound in an unprecedented number of dimensions - especially to transform, disassemble and remix both natural and digitally created sound-objects over time. This ...
    • Spectral Domains 

      Young, John (Musical Score)
      Spectral Domains deals with the kinds of ambiguities between timbre and harmony that can be made possible through interaction between electroacoustically transformed sonorities and instrumental ones. Piano, violin and ...
    • Spirit 

      Young, John (Musical Score)
      The initial idea for this piece came from a recording of the Duomo bell in the Italian town of Forlì. I made the recording to use as one of the core materials in a radiophonic work, Ricordiamo Forlì (2005), which narrates ...
    • Sweet Anticipation 

      Young, John (Recording, musical)
      This work is based largely on field recordings I made in New York. Despite the presence of some recognisable sounds, the intention is not to evoke a literal sense of place. Rather, I have aimed to investigate the energy ...
    • Terms of Endearment: The challenges of descriptive language in electroacoustic music 

      Young, John (Conference)
      Terms to identify tools, objects and structures are common to all human endeavour. They help us to connect ideas and to articulate purpose and meaning. Many explanatory terms, labels and forms of jargon have flourished for ...
    • Three Spaces in Mid-Air 

      Young, John (Recording, musical)
      Form, writes Nicholas Bourriaud, is ‘structural unity imitating a world.’ I have responded to this idea with Three Spaces in Mid-Air, which is designed as a continuous work in three discrete sections. Each explores the ...
    • Time, Motion and Memory 

      Young, John (Recording, musical)
      A swing was one of my favourite childhood playthings. Its gentle motion and plaintive sound opened for me a very intimate world of contemplation, fantasy and imagination. This piece could be thought of as a sonic environment ...
    • Trace 

      Young, John (Other)
      This work presents an electroacoustically extended sound-image of the saxophone. Samples were recorded with the Swedish saxophone virtuoso Jorgen Pettersson and the source material includes two basic types: multiphonics ...
    • Victoria University of Wellington Electroacoustic Music Studios [Studio Report] 

      Young, John (Conference)
      An outline of the origins of the Victoria University [of Wellington] Electroacoustic Music Studios is given, especially in relation to continued emphasis on the use of environmental sound sources. Descriptions of current ...
    • Virtual 

      Young, John (Recording, musical)
      Virtual attempts to convey the idea of an illusory soundscape set in vibrant motion by the wind — an invisible and capricious source of energy for the ‘virtual’ objects in the space, the exact nature of which we are left ...
    • X 

      Young, John (Recording, musical)
      The core research idea in this work is to address the problem of integrating electroacoustic redesign of instrumental sound spectra within a live performance context. The piece consists of 70 pre-composed sound files ...