Re: electroacoustics - rap to tap to zap


Subject: Re: electroacoustics - rap to tap to zap
From: Michael Gogins (gogins@pipeline.com)
Date: Wed Jul 21 2004 - 19:19:02 EDT


So, what are good musicological terms for the styles about which we care?
Invent some if they don't exist.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Stephen David Beck" <sdbeck@cox.net>
To: <cec-conference@concordia.ca>
Sent: Wednesday, July 21, 2004 5:56 PM
Subject: Re: electroacoustics - rap to tap to zap

> I didn't say that there was no _need_ for the term "computer music." I
> was arguing that the term has lost its meaning in our contemporary
> context. It will always retain its historical meaning.
>
> There's so much {DSP/phase vocoder/spectral shaping/you name it} in pop
> music these days, it's impossible to say that pop music isn't "computer
> music." But clearly, the "computer music" of Beyonce or Britney Spears
> is not the computer music of Charles Dodge, John Pierce or John
> Chowning.
>
> We are simply unable to apply a 1960's definition to a 21st century
> context. Our language must catch up to our art.
>
> On Jul 21, 2004, at 4:27 PM, gogins@pipeline.com wrote:
>
> > Just because most music people now listen to is made using computers,
> > that
> > by no means implies there is no need for the term "computer music."
> >
> > There is still a huge difference between the stylistic possibilities
> > open
> > to music made with computers versus music not so made. Therefore, music
> > historians of the future will need this term to adequately deal with
> > the
> > changes in music after 1958, even if all the music they listen to in
> > their
> > own time is made with computers and not called "computer music" by the
> > general public or even contemporary critics.
>
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