Re: Lack of clarity regarding the term EA, clarification


Subject: Re: Lack of clarity regarding the term EA, clarification
From: lonce (lonce.lists@zwhome.org)
Date: Mon Mar 21 2005 - 19:32:04 EST


Kevin Austin wrote:

> Thanks. I proposed limiting it in the physical sense to the
> transduction of electrical energy to acoustic energy so as to help
> provide a context for the next stages of the discussion.

I often let the term electroacoustic music spread out and cover all
music other than traditional note-structured music. I frequently need to
make that distinction in my teaching or discussions, but the terms
"all-sound music", sonic art, sound art, free music, etc., each come
with their own baggage or drawbacks. 20th or 21st century music doesn't
work because (it's true!) people still write traditional note-structured
music.
    I am happy with "music" for the whole kit'n'kaboodle, but if you
draw such a tight border around EA music, what do you use for music
minus the traditional stuff?

- lonce



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