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Audio culture : readings in modern music

Author: Christoph Cox; Daniel Warner
Publisher: New York : Continuum, 2004.
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"'Audio Culture : Readings in Modern Music' maps the aural and discursive terrain of vanguard music today. Rather than offering a history of contemporary music, it traces the genealogy of current musical practices and theoretical concerns, drawing lines of connection between today's radical music and earlier moments of sonic experimentation. Via writings by compsers, philsophers and cultural theorists, 'Audio  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Audio culture.
New York : Continuum, 2004
(OCoLC)636517727
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Christoph Cox; Daniel Warner
ISBN: 0826416144 9780826416148 0826416152 9780826416155
OCLC Number: 55008292
Description: xvii, 454 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. Theories. I. Music and its others : noise, sound, silence. Noise and politics / Jacques Attali --
The art of noises : futurist manifesto / Luigi Russolo --
Sound, noise, Varèse, Boulez / Morton Feldman --
The liberation of sound / Edgard Varèse --
The joys of noise / Henry Cowell --
The future of music : credo / John Cage --
The music of the environment / R. Murray Schafer --
Listening for silence : notes on the aural life / Mark Slouka --
Rough music, futurism, and postpunk industrial noise bands / Mary Russo and Daniel Warner --
Noise / Simon Reynolds --
The beauty of noise : an interview with Masami Akita of Merzbow. II. Modes of listening. Visual and acoustic space / Marshall McLuhan --
The politics of hearing / Hanns Eisler & Theodor Adorno --
Acousmatics / Pierre Schaeffer --
Profound listening and environmental sound matter / Francisco López --
Adequate modes of listening / Ola Stockfelt --
Ambient music / Brian Eno --
The aural walk / Iain Chambers --
Some sound observations / Pauline Oliveros --
Compose yourself / J.K. Randall. III. Music in the age of electronic reproduction. The prospects of recording / Glenn Gould --
The studio as compositional tool / Brian Eno --
Bettered by the borrower : the ethics of musical debt / John Oswald --
Plunderphonia / Chris Cutler --
Operating system for the redesign of sonic reality / Kodwo Eshun. pt. 2. Practices. IV. The open work. The poetics of the open work / Umberto Eco --
Composition as process : indeterminacy / John Cage --
Visual sounds : on graphic scores / Christoph Cox --
Transformations and developments of a radical aesthetic / Earle Brown --
The game pieces / John Zorn --
Introduction to Catalog of works / Anthony Braxton. V. Experimental musics. Towards (a definition of) experimental music / Michael Nyman --
Introduction to Themes & variations / John Cage --
Generating and organizing variety in the arts / Brian Eno --
A scratch orchestra : draft constitution / Cornelius Cardew --
The generation game : experimental music and digital culture / David Toop. VI. Improvised musics. Change of the century / Ornette Coleman --
Free improvisation / Derek Bailey --
Little bangs : a nihilist theory of improvisation / Frederic Rzewski --
Improvised music after 1950 : afrological and eurological perspectives / George E. Lewis. VII. Minimalisms. Rap, minimalism and structures of time in late twentieth-century culture / Susan McClary --
Thankless attempts at a definition of minimalism / Kyle Gann --
Music as a gradual process / Steve Reich --
Basic concepts of minimal music / Wim Mertens --
LYssophobia : on Four violins / Tony Conrad --
Digital discipline : minimalism in house and techno / Philip Sherburne. VIII. DJ Culture. Production-reproduction : potentialities of the phonograph / László Moholy-Nagy --
The invisible generation / William S. Burroughs --
Record, CD, analog, digital / Christian Marclay & Yasunao Tone --
Algorithms : erasures and the art of memory / Paul D. Miller --
Replicant : on dub / David Toop --
Post-rock / Simon Reynolds. IX. Electronic music and electronica. Introductory remarks to a program of works produced at the Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center / Jacques Barzun --
Electronic and instrumental music / Karlheinz Stockhausen --
Stockhausen vs. the technocrats / Karlheinz Stockhausen et al. --
Breakthrough beats : rhythm and the aesthetics of contemporary electronic music / Ben Neill --
The aesthetics of failure : 'post-digital' tendencies in contemporary computer music / Kim Cascone.
Responsibility: edited by Christoph Cox and Daniel Warner.
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"indispensable .this is a book that should be read in its totality it's truly absorbing stuff." Stuart Nicholson, Jazzwire (UK), February 2005 issue--Sanford Lakoff

 
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