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

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This paper presents a particular perspective, sharedacross various currents of today’s music that focuses onsound itself as a complex entity. Through the analysis ofcertain fundamental musical elements and sonic characteristics,this study explores a new method for comparingdifferent genres of music characterized by a similar approachto sound. Taking benefit of theoretical and perceptualexaminations, this strategy is applied to postspectralistand minimalist compositions (e.g. G. F. Haas,B. Lang R. Nova, G. Verrando), as well as glitch, electronicand basic-channel style pieces (Pan Sonic, R.Ikeda, Raime). Nine musical attributes are identified thathelp trace a new outlook on various genres of music. Thestudy's contribution lies in its revealing of a shared musicalperspective between different artistic practices, and inthe establishment of new connections between pieces thatbelong to unrelated contexts.Keeping with the topic of the conference, this paper attemptsto deal with several questions, such as (i) the“splendid of isolation” of genres of experimental music,(ii) the development of new cross-cultural methods ofanalysis and (iii) the future of music education and didacticapproaches.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 42nd International Computer Music Conference
EditorsRichard Dudas, Tom Erbe, Chryssie Nanou, Tae Hong Park
Place of PublicationUtrecht
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)0-9845274-5-1
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event The Art of Electroacoustic Music - University of the Arts Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands
Duration: 12 Sep 201616 Sep 2016
Conference number: 42


Conference The Art of Electroacoustic Music
Abbreviated titleICMC 2016
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    Wanke, R. (2016). A cross-genre analysis of the (ec)static music. In R. Dudas, T. Erbe, C. Nanou, & T. Hong Park (Eds.), Proceedings of the 42nd International Computer Music Conference (pp. 98-103). Utrecht: ICMC2016.