Keane, David

1986

At the Threshold of an Aesthetic

In Emmerson, S. (Ed.) The Language of Electroacoustic Music. London: Macmillan: 97-118.

Language(s): English

Keyword(s):

Listening Strategy Electroacoustic Music Perception Semiotics

Abstract:

In this essay, the author discusses the basis of what might be called the aesthetics of electroacoustic music. He offers a definition of electroacoustic music, and defines and discusses the term ’language’ in the context of electroacoustic music. Moving into aesthetic considerations he discusses the extent to which and why electroacoustic music is an art form. He also places a particular focus on the importance of the listener’s role and the listening experience in general, in establishing the basis of an aesthetics of electroacoustic music.

All references of the same author:

(English)

Keane, David (1979). Some Aspects of Teaching Electronic Music Composition
Keane, David (1980a). Computer Music: Some Problems and Objectives in Applied Aesthetics
Keane, David (1980b). Tape Music Composition
Keane, David (1981). The Quest for ‘Musically Interesting' Structures in Computer Music
Keane, David (1984). The Bourges International Festival of Experimental Music: A Retrospective
Keane, David (1985). Architecture and Aesthetics: The Construction and the Objectives of Elektronikus Moza´k
Keane, David (1989a). Some Practical Aesthetic Problems of Electronic Music Composition
Keane, David (1989b). The Quest for 'Musically Interesting' Structures in Computer Music
Keane, David (2000). Electroacoustic Music in Canada: 1950-1984