Loubet, Emmanuelle


Laptop Performers, Compact Disc Designers, and No-Beat Techno Artists in Japan: Music from Nowhere

Computer Music Journal: Vol. 24, no.4. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press: 19-32.

URL: http://www.mitpressjournals.org/loi/comj

Language(s): English


Digital Aesthetics Socio-Cultural Aspects of Electroacoustic Music Computer Music Digital Music Electronica Live Electronics


This article examines the status of computer music/digital music in Japan. In particular, it examines four parallel trends of digital musicians that have no apparent intersection between them - live laptop performers, audio CD designers, unclassifiable artists and techno artists - demonstrating how they do indeed share numerous traits, either in the technology or the forms of expression used.