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Christoph Cox,Daniel Warner's Audio Culture, Revised Edition: Readings in Modern Music PDF

By Christoph Cox,Daniel Warner

ISBN-10: 1501318357

ISBN-13: 9781501318351

ISBN-10: 1501318365

ISBN-13: 9781501318368

The groundbreaking Audio tradition: Readings in sleek Music (Continuum; September 2004; paperback unique) maps the aural and discursive terrain of forefront song this present day. instead of supplying a historical past of latest track, Audio tradition strains the family tree of present musical practices and theoretical issues, drawing traces of connection among contemporary musical construction and previous moments of sonic experimentation. It goals to foreground some of the rewirings of musical composition and function that experience taken position some time past few many years and to supply a severe and theoretical language for this new audio culture.

This new and accelerated variation of the Audio Culture includes twenty-five extra essays, together with 4 newly-commissioned items. Taken as a complete, the booklet explores the interconnections between such varieties as minimalism, indeterminacy, musique concrète, loose improvisation, experimental track, avant-rock, dub reggae, ambient song, hip hop, and techno through writings by way of philosophers, cultural theorists, and composers. rather than concentrating on a few "crossover" among "high artwork" and "popular culture," Audio tradition takes some of these musics as experimental practices on par with, and associated with, each other. whereas cultural reports has tended to examine tune (primarily renowned tune) from a sociological standpoint, the worry here's philosophical, musical, and historical.

Audio Culture contains writing by way of essentially the most very important musical thinkers of the prior half-century, between them John Cage, Brian Eno, Ornette Coleman, Pauline Oliveros, Maryanne Amacher, Glenn Gould, Umberto Eco, Jacques Attali, Simon Reynolds, Eliane Radigue, David Toop, John Zorn, Karlheinz Stockhausen, etc. each one essay has its personal brief advent, aiding the reader to put the essay inside of musical, ancient, and conceptual contexts, and the amount concludes with a word list, a timeline, and an in depth discography.

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