Re: art music/pop music

Subject: Re: art music/pop music
Date: Tue May 18 2004 - 01:58:31 EDT

I happen to be reading a book that deals with much of that, it's a collection
of essays titled "Postmodern Music, Postmodern Thought" edited by Lochhead &
Auner. I've read a few of the articles so far but that's a central theme
throughout, there's one article in particular where the author meticulously
traces influences of Gorecki's 3rd Symphony through artists like Test Dept.
Goldie, Lamb, Pale Saints, Faust, Tricky...and though she deals mostly with
issues of gender, there's some articles by Susan McLary where she traces the
influence of "art" music in the themes of specific contemporary artists like
Madonna. hope this helps.

    and ever...
        - chris

> Anyone know of any articles or books that deal with musical style and the
> relationship of "pop music" to "art music". (perhaps an artificial
> distinction
> which needs redefining)
> I'm interested in pre 20th century music. Did musical style changes in art
> music find their way pop music?.. - chromaticism in beerhall tunes for
> example. Any examples of pop culture finding their way into art music? I
> suppose use of folk tunes is one of them.
> How did they interact on one another when the style differences weren't as
> great as they are today?
> thanks
> mediadrome
> international audiochrome, inc.


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