It’s music, a human thought structure: music as a technology of cyborgs in Spanish cyberpunk films

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Abstract

In this article, I discuss how two Spanish cyberpunk films, Eva and Autómata, imagine cyborgs and represent music as a part of their relational capacities with artefacts, entities, and environments. Through an interconnected analysis, I present the idea of musical ecology as an articulation between cyberpunk sonic conventions and pre-existing music. I refer to the idea of the posthuman subject to understand the cyborgs in these films, where sonic phenomena are an intrinsic and active agent of their construction. The main conclusion is that music is a metaphor for humanity and a channel for new modes of subjectivity that can reconfigure musical production, listening, interpretation and pleasure.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)105-118
Number of pages13
JournalCuadernos de Investigación Musical
Volume15
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 11 May 2022

Keywords

  • Music ecology
  • Audiovisual representations
  • Integrated soundtrack
  • Cyberpunk culture
  • Posthumanism

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