3. Sound-object prototypes

(A formal introduction to sound-objects may be found in Bel 1991,1992a)

A string of terminals and structural symbols generated by the Bol Processor is converted to MIDI messages in the following way: each terminal represents a sequence of MIDI codes or a " musical gesture" recorded from a MIDI instrument. We call these sequences sound-object prototypes.

Sound-objects are generally not performed at the same speed they have been defined. Their time-scale depends both on the tempo of the performance and on certain properties assigned to their prototypes.