Chadabe, Joel

1996

The History of Electronic Music as a Reflection of Structural Paradigms

Leonardo Music Journal: Vol. 6. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press: 41-44.

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

Language(s): English

Keyword(s):

Indeterminacy Electronic Music Structure, Musical [Str]

Abstract:

In this article, the author posits that the two most important developments in the history of electronic music were (1) the opening up of music to all sounds and (2) the development of interactive instruments. He discusses the first development at length, suggesting ways in which it reflects general paradigm shifts in other fields. He then points to the ways in which the second development may also reflect broad paradigm shifts, and concludes by speculating about the direction that such paradigmatic changes may be taking in our time.

All references of the same author:

(English)

Chadabe, Joel (1972). Le principe du voltage-control et ses implications pour le compositeur
Chadabe, Joel (1975). The Voltage-Controlled Synthesizer
Chadabe, Joel (1981). Paths to a Point in a Musical Landscape
Chadabe, Joel (1983). Interactive Composing: An Overview
Chadabe, Joel (1984). Interactive Composing: An Overview
Chadabe, Joel (1997a). The Electronic Music Foundation
Chadabe, Joel (1997b). Electric Sound: The Past and Promise of Electronic Music
Chadabe, Joel (1999a). The Performer is Us
Chadabe, Joel (1999b). A Brief Overview of Otto Laske's Work
Chadabe, Joel (2000a). Devices I have Known and Loved
Chadabe, Joel (2000b). Remarks on Computer Music Culture
Chadabe, Joel (2001). Preserving Performances of Electronic Music
Chadabe, Joel (2002). The Limitations of Mapping as a Structural Descriptive in Electronic Instruments
Chadabe, Joel (2003). Where We're Going
Chadabe, Joel (2004a). Electronic Music and Life
Chadabe, Joel (2004b). Look Around and Get Engaged

(Français)

Chadabe, Joel (1972). Le principe du voltage-control et ses implications pour le compositeur