Listening through the Noise: The Aesthetics of Experimental Electronic Music

Listening through the Noise: The Aesthetics of Experimental Electronic Music


digital song seeing that 1980 has splintered right into a dizzying collection of genres and subgenres, groups and subcultures. Given the ideological variations between educational, well known, and avant-garde digital musicians, is it attainable to derive a classy thought that money owed for this type? And is there even a spot for aesthetics in twenty-first-century tradition? This ebook explores genres starting from techno to electroacoustic song, from glitch to drone track, and from dub to drones, and continues that culturally and traditionally knowledgeable aesthetic conception is not just attainable yet necessary for figuring out digital tune.

The skills of digital song to take advantage of preexisting sounds and to create new sounds are widely recognized. This e-book proceeds from this place to begin to think about how digital track adjustments the best way we hear not just to song, yet to sound itself. the typical trait in fresh experimental digital track is a priority with even if sound, in itself, bears that means. using formerly bad fabrics like noise, box recordings, and very quiet sounds has contributed to digital music's destruction of the "musical frame", the conventions that used to set aside tune from the surface global. within the void created by way of the disappearance of the musical body, diversified philosophies for listening have emerged. a few digital tune genres insist upon the inscrutability and abstraction of sound. Others keep that sound features as an indication pointing to recommendations or areas past the paintings. yet all percentage an process in the direction of listening that departs essentially from the expectancies that experience ruled tune listening within the West for the former 5 centuries.

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