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Listening to Signs in Post-Schaefferian Electroacoustic Music

Joanna Demers

in Listening through the Noise: The Aesthetics of Experimental Electronic Music

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195387650
eISBN:
9780199863594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195387650.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western, History, American

Chapter 1 begins with electroacoustic music inspired by Pierre Schaeffer and its efforts to control the listening process. Much electroacoustic music employs sounds that are not conventionally ... More


Turtles All the Way Down (On the “Purely Musical”)

Susan McClary

in Conventional Wisdom: The Content of Musical Form

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520221062
eISBN:
9780520928084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520221062.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter sets out the purpose of the book, which is to explore in music history the kinds of processes Raymond Williams calls “structures of feeling,” Fredric Jameson the “political unconscious,” ... More


Conclusion

Joanna Demers

in Listening through the Noise: The Aesthetics of Experimental Electronic Music

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195387650
eISBN:
9780199863594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195387650.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, Western, History, American

Near the end of his life, Pierre Schaeffer gave an interview in which he described his attempt to develop a new musical language as a “failure.” Using Schaeffer’s dismal assessment of his life’s work ... More


Conventional Wisdom: The Content of Musical Form

Susan McClary

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520221062
eISBN:
9780520928084
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520221062.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This book reexamines the concept of musical convention. Exploring the ways that shared musical practices transmit social knowledge, it offers an account of our own cultural moment in terms of two ... More


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