Sani, Nicola


Fifty Years of Electroacoustic Music: Where do we go from here?

Bourges Academy: Electroacoustic Music: Reflections and prospects. Bourges: Acteon-Mnemosyne: 220-224.

Language(s): English,  French


Listening Experience Technological Listening Socio-Cultural Aspects of Electroacoustic Music Electroacoustic Music


The author assesses the situation of electroacoustic music covering 50 years. Through several quotations from a variety of composers, he analyses its language characteristics, its relationships with art movements and the musical avant-garde, its social significance and its position within to economy. He concludes with a criticism of those who tend to link technology with the listening experience.

All references of the same author:


Sani, Nicola (1995). Perspectives on Electroacoustic Music Today
Sani, Nicola (1996). Reflexions on the Analysis of Electroacoustic Music
Sani, Nicola (1997). Analysis of Wassererinnerungen, Part II, The Pool