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musicalexemes (was Re: Interesting Words)

From:J Y S Czhang <czhang23@...>
Date:Wednesday, November 7, 2001, 5:05
In a message dated 05.11.2001 06:45:13 AM, William Annis
(annis@BIOSTAT.WISC.EDU) writes:

>This creation of "weird" lexemes is part of the reason I >invent languages.
That is a big attraction for me, too. The challenge of "re-defining" all that I know or think I know ; )
> <SNiP> My own obsessions come into play for this, of course, so there I
keep working on fairly precise terminology for:
> > <SNIP> > * electronic music (a lot of timbre terms) > * microtonal music (many ratios get their own name) > <SNIP>
Yepyep, those are 2 of my creative "obsessions" as well... I have an Ensoniq ASR-X Pro tuned to an unequal, non-Just Intonated, non-octave scale system based on a Tibetan scale and an Indonesian "Pelog" scale.
>MÚEN "swooshy," "slow-pad sounding" describes sounds with slow > attack and decay and a rich, often rolling timbre; originally referred > to sounds like wind through trees > > The default meaning of any interval or gamut name refers to >just intervals, so _paipathe_ refers to the major second 9:8. A >tempered interval is usually indicated with the word _corsauth_ >colored which doesn't specify what sort of tempering is going on. Take >care to distinguish this from a _hemsauth_ changed interval, which >refers to normal note changes to add variation to a theme, including >raising and lowering intervals, for example, raising a minor to a >major third. > > I make and listen to a lot of electronic music, so things >like, achurnaure n. "near timbre," which refers to ambient, >non-musical sounds embedded within a musical texture, is very useful >to me. >
Neat-O... my ConArtLang Lego is also moving along these vectors... William, can you share with me your musical term word-list? In return, any developments I come up with I will share with you. Anyone else wanna ... <reply offlist, please> Some months ago, Luca suggested to me that certain musical terms (mostly Italianate) can be used as adverbs. And then of course I gotta incorporate all these Japanese onomatopoeia lexemes I have collected into Lego... Lego is gonna be quite odd. ::goes back to tweaking Lego:: czHANg << One thing foreigners, computers, & poets have in common is that they make unexpected linguistic associations. >> * Jasia Reichardt - creative cyberneticist * "Before the beginning of great brilliance, there must be chaos. Before a brilliant person begins something great, they must look foolish to the crowd." - _I Ching_


William Annis <annis@...>