Spectral Music

Spectral Music – or spectralism; Is a composition technique that developed in the 1970s.’ using computer anaylisis of the quality of timbre in acoustic music or artificial timbre derived from synthesis’.

It originated and grew out of Paris where the technique was later refined by Ensemble L’itenerie.

  • Gerard Grisey,
  • Tristan Mural ‘ Spectral music is an aesthetic rather than a style, not so much a set of techniques but as an attitude’

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