Audio Culture, Revised Edition: Readings in Modern Music by Christoph Cox,Daniel Warner

By Christoph Cox,Daniel Warner

The groundbreaking Audio tradition: Readings in glossy Music (Continuum; September 2004; paperback unique) maps the aural and discursive terrain of leading edge tune at the present time. instead of supplying a background of up to date song, Audio tradition strains the family tree of present musical practices and theoretical issues, drawing strains of connection among fresh musical construction and previous moments of sonic experimentation. It goals to foreground many of the rewirings of musical composition and function that experience taken position some time past few many years and to supply a serious and theoretical language for this new audio culture.

This new and multiplied version of the Audio Culture comprises twenty-five extra essays, together with 4 newly-commissioned items. Taken as a complete, the e-book explores the interconnections between such varieties as minimalism, indeterminacy, musique concrète, unfastened improvisation, experimental track, avant-rock, dub reggae, ambient song, hip hop, and techno through writings through philosophers, cultural theorists, and composers. rather than targeting a few "crossover" among "high paintings" and "popular culture," Audio tradition takes a majority of these musics as experimental practices on par with, and associated with, each other. whereas cultural experiences has tended to examine tune (primarily well known track) from a sociological point of view, the fear here's philosophical, musical, and historical.

Audio Culture comprises writing through one of the most vital 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. every one essay has its personal brief creation, supporting the reader to put the essay inside musical, old, and conceptual contexts, and the quantity concludes with a thesaurus, a timeline, and an in depth discography.

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