A cross-genre analysis of the (ec)static music

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This paper looks over a selection of pieces belonging to distant genres of today’s music, in order to identify common practices to approach sound. Through audio, spectral and score analyses, this study examines essential musical elements (e.g. pulse, spectral properties, dynamic contrast, spatial arrangements) their characteristics and effects.
This method has been applied to post-spectralist and minimalist compositions (e.g. Georg Friedrich Haas, Bernhard Lang, R. Nova, Giovanni Verrando), as well as glitch, electronic and basic-channel style pieces (Pan Sonic, Ryoji Ikeda, Raime). The analysis reveals nine musical attributes that are common within the selection of pieces. These attributes indicate parallels, similar perspectives and a common affinity among different genres. The study contributes essentially by minimising artistic distances and establishing shared musical conceptions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Electroacoustic Music Studies Network Conference
Subtitle of host publicationThe Art of Electroacoustic Music, Sheffield, June 2015
Place of PublicationSheffield
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventElectroacoustic Music Studies Network Conference: The Art of Electroacoustic Music - The University of Sheffield , Sheffield, United Kingdom
Duration: 23 Jun 201526 Jun 2015


ConferenceElectroacoustic Music Studies Network Conference
Abbreviated titleEMS2015
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
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