Audio Culture Readings in Modern Music

ISBN-10: 0826416152
ISBN-13: 9780826416155
Edition: 2004
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List price: $39.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 9/1/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 472
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.364
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Sources and Permissions
Introduction: Music and the New Audio Culture
Theories
Music and Its Others: Noise, Sound, Silence
Introduction
"Noise and Politics"
"The Art of Noises: Futurist Manifesto"
"Sound, Noise, Varese, Boulez"
"The Liberation of Sound"
"The Joys of Noise"
"The Future of Music: Credo"
"The Music of the Environment"
"Listening for Silence: Notes on the Aural Life"
"Rough Music, Futurism, and Postpunk Industrial Noise Bands"
"Noise"
"The Beauty of Noise: An Interview with Masami Akita of Merzbow"
Modes of Listening
Introduction
"Visual and Acoustic Space"
"The Politics of Hearing"
"Acousmatics"
"Profound Listening and Environmental Sound Matter"
"Adequate Modes of Listening"
"Ambient Music"
"The Aural Walk"
"Some Sound Observations"
"Compose Yourself"
Music in the Age of Electronic (Re)production
Introduction
"The Prospects of Recording"
"The Studio as Compositional Tool"
"Bettered by the Borrower: The Ethics of Musical Debt"
"Plunderphonia"
"Operating System for the Redesign of Sonic Reality"
Practices
The Open Work
Introduction
"The Poetics of the Open Work"
"Composition as Process: Indeterminacy"
"Visual Sounds: On Graphic Scores"
"Transformations and Developments of a Radical Aesthetic"
"The Game Pieces"
"Introduction to Catalog of Works"
Experimental Musics
Introduction
"Towards (a Definition of) Experimental Music"
"Introduction to Themes & Variations"
"Generating and Organizing Variety in the Arts"
"A Scratch Orchestra: Draft Constitution"
"The Generation Game: Experimental Music and Digital Culture"
Improvised Musics
Introduction
"Change of the Century"
"Free Improvisation"
"Little Bangs: A Nihilist Theory of Improvisation"
"Improvised Music After 1950: Afrological and Eurological Perspectives"
Minimalisms
Introduction
"Rap, Minimalism, and Structures of Time in Late Twentieth-Century Culture"
"Thankless Attempts at a Definition of Minimalism"
"Music as a Gradual Process"
"Basic Concepts of Minimal Music"
"LYssophobia: On Four Violins"
"Digital Discipline: Minimalism in House and Techno"
DJ Culture
Introduction
"Production-Reproduction: Potentialities of the Phonograph"
"The Invisible Generation"
"Record, CD, Analog, Digital"
"Algorithms: Erasures and the Art of Memory"
"Replicant: On Dub"
"Post-Rock"
Electronic Music and Electronica
Introduction
"Introductory Remarks to a Program of Works Produced at the Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center"
"Electronic and Instrumental Music"
"Stockhausen vs. the 'Technocrats'"
"Breakthrough Beats: Rhythm and the Aesthetics of Contemporary Electronic Music"
"The Aesthetics of Failure: 'Post-Digital' Tendencies in Contemporary Computer Music"
Chronology
Glossary
Selected Discography
Selected Bibliography
Notes for Quotations
Index

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