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Audio culture : readings in modern music / edited by Christoph Cox and Daniel Warner.

Cox, Christoph, 1965- (Added Author). Warner, Daniel, 1954- (Added Author).

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  • 2 of 2 copies available at Berklee College of Music.

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Record details

  • ISBN: 0826416144 (hardcover : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 9780826416148 (hardcover : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 0826416152 (pbk. : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 9780826416155 (pbk. : alk. paper)
  • Physical Description: xvii, 454 p. ; 23 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Continuum, [2009], c2004.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes discography (p. 419-425), bibliographical references (p. 427-443), and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
pt. 1. Theories. I. Music and its others : noise, sound, silence. Noise and politics / Jacques Attali -- The art of noises : futurist manifesto / Luigi Russolo -- Sound, noise, Varèse, Boulez / Morton Feldman -- The liberation of sound / Edgard Varèse -- The joys of noise / Henry Cowell -- The future of music : credo / John Cage -- The music of the environment / R. Murray Schafer -- Listening for silence : notes on the aural life / Mark Slouka -- Rough music, futurism, and postpunk industrial noise bands / Mary Russo and Daniel Warner -- Noise / Simon Reynolds -- The beauty of noise : an interview with Masami Akita of Merzbow.
II. Modes of listening. Visual and acoustic space / Marshall McLuhan -- The politics of hearing / Hanns Eisler & Theodor Adorno -- Acousmatics / Pierre Schaeffer -- Profound listening and environmental sound matter / Francisco López -- Adequate modes of listening / Ola Stockfelt -- Ambient music / Brian Eno -- The aural walk / Iain Chambers -- Some sound observations / Pauline Oliveros -- Compose yourself / J.K. Randall.
III. Music in the age of electronic reproduction. The prospects of recording / Glenn Gould -- The studio as compositional tool / Brian Eno -- Bettered by the borrower : the ethics of musical debt / John Oswald -- Plunderphonia / Chris Cutler -- Operating system for the redesign of sonic reality / Kodwo Eshun.
pt. 2. Practices. IV. The open work. The poetics of the open work / Umberto Eco -- Composition as process : indeterminacy / John Cage -- Visual sounds : on graphic scores / Christoph Cox -- Transformations and developments of a radical aesthetic / Earle Brown -- The game pieces / John Zorn -- Introduction to Catalog of works / Anthony Braxton.
V. Experimental musics. Towards (a definition of) experimental music / Michael Nyman -- Introduction to Themes & variations / John Cage -- Generating and organizing variety in the arts / Brian Eno -- A scratch orchestra : draft constitution / Cornelius Cardew -- The generation game : experimental music and digital culture / David Toop.
VI. Improvised musics. Change of the century / Ornette Coleman -- Free improvisation / Derek Bailey -- Little bangs : a nihilist theory of improvisation / Frederic Rzewski -- Improvised music after 1950 : afrological and eurological perspectives / George E. Lewis.
VII. Minimalisms. Rap, minimalism and structures of time in late twentieth-century culture / Susan McClary -- Thankless attempts at a definition of minimalism / Kyle Gann -- Music as a gradual process / Steve Reich -- Basic concepts of minimal music / Wim Mertens -- LYssophobia : on Four violins / Tony Conrad -- Digital discipline : minimalism in house and techno / Philip Sherburne.
VIII. DJ Culture. Production-reproduction : potentialities of the phonograph / László Moholy-Nagy -- The invisible generation / William S. Burroughs -- Record, CD, analog, digital / Christian Marclay & Yasunao Tone -- Algorithms : erasures and the art of memory / Paul D. Miller -- Replicant : on dub / David Toop -- Post-rock / Simon Reynolds.
IX. Electronic music and electronica. Introductory remarks to a program of works produced at the Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center / Jacques Barzun -- Electronic and instrumental music / Karlheinz Stockhausen -- Stockhausen vs. the technocrats / Karlheinz Stockhausen et al. -- Breakthrough beats : rhythm and the aesthetics of contemporary electronic music / Ben Neill -- The aesthetics of failure : 'post-digital' tendencies in contemporary computer music / Kim Cascone.
Subject: Music > 20th century > History and criticism
Music > 21st century > History and criticism

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