EaSt & ... Re: future of music essays --

Subject: EaSt & ... Re: future of music essays --
From: Kevin Austin (kevin.austin@videotron.ca)
Date: Tue Apr 19 2005 - 12:42:13 EDT

At 5:11 PM +0100 4/19/05, Richard Wentk wrote:
>Actually all I meant was that people don't much seem to like music
>unlike it comes with some sense of the (cult of) personality behind
>the sound. AI generated music will always lack that, so I suspect
>that outside of elevator muzak and phone hold music, its market will
>be limited.

I think I understood that from your posting. A long term interest of
mine (as an academic) has been the articulation of the limits of
Electroacoustic Studies (EaSt) and this on-going discussion helps
fleshing out many of the issues that remain 'vaguely' in the domain.

There are EaSt programs that teach MAX/MSP as their core function and
barely touch upon issues of cult(ure) and sociology, perception and
acoustics, history composition and analysis, and in trying to
'explain' what EaSt is to administrators (and often other [music]
teachers), I have found little attention has been paid to providing a

Of interest in this is an upcoming issue of the SEAMUS Journal which
will be focusing on issues related to teaching, pedagogy and



Journal SEAMUS, Volume 18/2 (Fall 2005)

Journal SEAMUS announces a call for items related to pedagogy in
electro-acoustic music. This issue will focus on teaching and
instruction of electro-acoustic principles, including new course and
curriculum development, teaching the non-music major, and other
relevant topics. For questions related to submissions, please contact
Kristine H. Burns or Tae Hong Park. Please note: we are not
soliciting studio reports; however, within the context of a scholarly
article, authors may use specific studio-related examples. Articles
should be approximately 4000 words, although submissions of other
lengths will be considered. Please submit all materials by June 1,
2004 to be considered for Volume 19/2.

Journal SEAMUS, the official publication of the Society for
Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States, is devoted to the
support and development of electro-acoustic music. The editors
encourage contributions from all members of the electro-acoustic
music community, including composers, performers, and researchers.
Areas of interest include the aesthetics, theory, technology, and
history of electro-acoustic music in the United States. All
contributions are juried by the Journal SEAMUS Review Board.

Manuscripts must be submitted electronically. Microsoft Word is the
preferred format, although other standard programs will be accepted.
Manuscripts should be written according to the Chicago Manual of
Style. Footnotes should be numbered consecutively and gathered at the
end of the manuscript. All graphics should be sent as separate
attachments. Please include a brief biography (100 words or less).
Submissions should be sent to Tae Hong Park <park@tulane.edu>,
Managing Editor, Journal SEAMUS.

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