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Morphology of the Amorphous: Spatial texture, motion and words

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  24 November 2017

Erik Nyström*
University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT


On reflection upon my own experience as a composer in theory and practice, I find that terms not only define but also propose. In finding words for spatial texture, I have discovered that spatial texture itself is always proposing: motion of sound suggests texture of space. The texture of space creates an elusive materiality. Form is no better than formlessness.

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I thank the Leverhulme Trust for funding research for this article through an Early Career Fellowship.



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