Exploring Temporality in Horacio Vaggione's Compositional Thought

Gorgun I.

ORGANISED SOUND, vol.25, no.2, pp.168-178, 2020 (AHCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 25 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1017/s1355771820000072
  • Journal Name: ORGANISED SOUND
  • Journal Indexes: Arts and Humanities Citation Index (AHCI), Scopus, Music Index, Music Periodicals Database, RILM Abstracts of Music Literature, DIALNET
  • Page Numbers: pp.168-178
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


This article aims to elaborate Horacio Vaggione's theoretical approach towards electronic music composition and his understanding of the musical structure, and to discuss how some of his key concepts come into presence during the compositional experience of temporality. Following the introduction of object-oriented composition and musical networks, I will discuss the concept of morphology alongside an investigation of how these ideas relate to temporality. In addition to this inquiry, I will briefly explore the possibilities of an ontological discussion on Vaggione's compositional mindset and how his temporal perspective differs from some of his colleagues.