Re: electroacoustics - rap to tap


Subject: Re: electroacoustics - rap to tap
From: Eric Lyon (eric.lyon@dartmouth.edu)
Date: Thu Jul 01 2004 - 13:29:35 EDT


On Jul 1, 2004, at 12:24 PM, Richard Wentk wrote:

>> Furthermore, people who use the term often are composers of a certain
>> style of music (hinted at by Nowak),
>
> Which is why saying 'All music that comes out of a speaker is
> electroacoustic' looks like a land-grab. It doesn't connect with most
> people's experience of electronica.
>

The term 'electro-acoustic' is historically associated with
experimental and academic music practices, but it seems to be evolving
into a more generic rubric for many sub-genres of electronic music
styles and practices, including commercial practices not previously
considered to be part of EAM. So that's your land grab, but unlike most
land grabs, it allows total autonomy to the newly colonized sub-genres.
They might not even know they were colonized! So how does the term
electro-acoustic music work for us now? Can we agree what it includes
and excludes?

Eric



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