RE: electroacoustics - rap to tap to zap to frap back the trap

Subject: RE: electroacoustics - rap to tap to zap to frap back the trap
From: Philippe-Aubert Gauthier (
Date: Thu Jul 22 2004 - 09:37:45 EDT

Regarding this very active discussion, I have to admit that I still prefer
specific description over categorization ... even if this is not corresponding
to the strongly dominating "tree structuration" of our current knowledge, data,

But anyway, since for me electroacoustic is first meaning a physical coupling
between electrical and acoustical phenomena I suggest to use (sometime, just
for the fun of it) "transducer music" to speak about music intended for
acoustical transducer which includes microphones and loudspeakers.

Maybay useless ... have a nice day.

Selon "Mauricio Duarte-Neira (039166d)" <>:

> Since computer music is so general now. Why not divide into categories
> then... which I believe there are? I'm sure it has been done.
> After reading everyones post, computer music is now a very general term and
> to me it equals to just saying "music"; and again, music is categorized in
> thousands or millions of different ways.
> photoshop music... :)
> Mauricio
> ________________________________
> From: on behalf of lawrence casserley
> Sent: Wed 7/21/2004 4:47 PM
> To:
> Subject: Re: electroacoustics - rap to tap to zap
> On 21 Jul, 2004, at 19:43, David Mooney wrote:
> > It seems we need some terminology for
> > electronic/electroacoustical STYLES of music that relate to
> > content and/or form. Sound art, soundscape, text-based,
> > acousmatic (another Pandora's box!), etc
> I really believe that a lot of the problem is that the medium opens up
> so many possibilities, and that is the reason so many people get
> involved, making so many different kinds of music. I know I keep on
> saying "so many", but that is deliberate. Our current international
> culture (for those who can afford to join it [that is another _big_
> issue in world politics!]) makes so many (yes, that phrase again!)
> experiences and influences available. No two people will have the same
> combination of these, so no two people will make the same kind of
> music.
> Of course this has always been so, but the current diversity of
> experience (I mean by this not lots of different distinct cultures, but
> one big culture with so many different experiences available) makes
> this situation inevitable; and the internet exagerates this even more.
> In the days when most of us never left the same village (not so long
> ago), we would keep on making very similar sorts of music. Now it is
> different! I have performed on several continents, and so have many
> others.
> Fundamentally, it doesn't matter that we all mean something different
> by terms like 'electronic', 'acousmatic', 'electroacoustic', etc. music
> - the great thing is that we can all talk about it here. More important
> than that is that we can all learn from each others' different
> experiences - really those 'academic' and 'commercial' musicians are
> pretty rare; we are all somewhere inbetween, trying our hardest to make
> the music that is most important to us (and probably trying to make a
> living as well!) - what you call it is pretty peripheral.
> Electroacoustic music is what you want it to be! Enjoy!!
> Best
> L
> Lawrence Casserley -
> Lawrence Electronic Operations -
> Colourscape Music Festivals -

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