Arias, Ricardo

1998

From the Margins of the Periphery: Music and Technology at the Outskirts of the West - A Personal View

Leonardo Music Journal: Vol. 8. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press: 49-54.

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

Language(s): English

Keyword(s):

Socio-Cultural Aspects of Electroacoustic Music

Abstract:

In this article the author discusses the singular character of music technology as a product of Western culture and its potential in helping to understand and articulate fundamental changes in music and its ideological implications. He also comments briefly on the place of music technology at the "margins of periphery" and hints at how technology might be approached so as to confer it meaning and context at such junctures. Finally, the author sketches a history of music and technology in Colombia and offers a glimpse at the role technology has played in his own music.