EARS 2

Discover the exciting world of electroacoustic music and learn to make music with sounds.

Gesture

A Gesture is an energy trajectory (pathway), moving from one point to another. They always move forwards and give the impression of passing time (the opposite would be texture, which is static and focuses attention on inner details). Gestures are all about movement and articulation. Sonic gestures might be made up of a few different individual parts edited together (Composite GestureA composite gesture consists of a number of gestures combined into one. In this case an accumulation of gestures together form a single gesture.More infoComposite Gesture). Gesture might be contrasted with textures or might lead into, or trigger, further gestures (Multiple GestureA multiple gesture is a complex gesture, in which a gesture’s termination normally serves as the following component’s onset, thus creating a gesture of gestures. More infoMultiple Gesture).