Normandeau, Robert

2004

Le studio personnel, la véritable innovation du second cinquantenaire

La musique électroacoustique: un bilan. Lille: Université Charles-de-Gaulle Lille 3: 65-71.

Language(s): French

Keyword(s):

Electroacoustic Devices Socio-Cultural Aspects of Electroacoustic Music Digital Music Electroacoustic Music

Abstract:

The author analyses the evolution of technologies since the 1950s in Quebec’s electroacoustic studios in five parts:

  1. 1950s, the device diversion: the tape recorder. The first Canadian studio is open in 1959 at Toronto
  2. 1960s, new electroacoustic instruments: the synthesizers
  3. 1970s, the liberation of means of production: new studios opening and the role of electroacoustic music in traditional music institutions
  4. 1980s, the black hole: MIDI and digital synthesizers
  5. 1990s, the Swiss knife: digital sound and the home studio

In each part, he describes several musical works that are representative of the period. The development of the home studio creates a new musical culture and redefines the role of institutional studios in Normandeau’s view.

Abstract translation(s):

(français)

Normandeau, Robert (2004). Le studio personnel, la véritable innovation du second cinquantenaire

All references of the same author:

(English)

Normandeau, Robert (1991). L'espace en soi
Normandeau, Robert (1993). ... et vers un cinéma pour l'oreille
Normandeau, Robert (2001). The Electroacoustic Situation in Canada
Normandeau, Robert (2002). Qu'est-ce concert?

(Français)

Normandeau, Robert (1991). L'espace en soi
Normandeau, Robert (1993). ... et vers un cinéma pour l'oreille
Normandeau, Robert (2001). Situation de l'électroacoustique au Canada
Normandeau, Robert (2002). Qu'est-ce concert ?