Pennycook, Bruce


Language and Resources: A New Paradox

In Emmerson, S. (Ed.) The Language of Electroacoustic Music. London: Macmillan: 119-137.

Language(s): English


Music Education Socio-Cultural Aspects of Electroacoustic Music Impact of Electroacoustic Music Electroacoustic Music


In this essay, the author notes that while the market for digital computer-controlled synthesis equipment is exploding, fewer and fewer electroacoustic concert works are emerging. He examines this issue through a discussion concerning the forces that have been affecting the role of electroacoustic music in educational institutions (USA), concert halls and broadcasting media. He examines the dynamics of distribution established through he development of the phonograph, electronic tone generators/modifiers and audio recording tape and looks at the impact that timbre-dominated composition has had on music research.

All references of the same author:


Pennycook, Bruce (1984). Electro-Acoustic Music in the University: A New Paradox
Pennycook, Bruce (1992). Composers and Audiences: New Relationships in the Technological Age
Pennycook, Bruce (1993). La musique électroacoustique en concert : vieux problèmes, nouvelles solutions
Pennycook, Bruce (1997). Live Electroacoustic Music: Old Problems, New Solution


Pennycook, Bruce (1993). La musique électroacoustique en concert : vieux problèmes, nouvelles solutions