Nuno Trocado

Noise in the Composition of 2458208


A variety of perspectives about noise serves as a framework for the development of structures and techniques in the composition of 2458208, for ensemble and electronics (2018). Thinking about noise promptly reveals its paradoxes. Noise may present itself opposed to concepts like signal or pitch. Noise can be seen as the genesis and backdrop of all there is. But how do these concepts reflect on the practical problem of creating a musical work? This text offers a personal perspective, along with the discussion of software tools and techniques, illustrated with code examples.

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