So, I've been watching this lecture on microsound given by Barry Truax.
I'm inruiged, enthralled, fascinated, and pretty much every kind of -ed by it. I understand far less of what he's talking about than I'd like to. I'm also realizing how much more there is to this whole game than I previously thought. From what I gather in order to really get what he's talking about I'll need a much better understanding of granular synthesis and Fourier theorem. Both are frighteningly interesting and seem intimidatingly complex from where I sit.
The Granular Synthesis page at wikipedia is a nice intro, but is nowhere near as detailed as I'd like. What are some good references for the uninitiated? Has anyone studied this in depth and know of any books/websites designed for the layman? The simpler the starting point the better.