Gray, D’ Arcy Philip

2004

David Tudor in the Late 1980s: Understanding a Secret Voice

Leonardo Music Journal: Vol. 14. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press: 41-47.

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

Language(s): English

Keyword(s):

Live Electronics Spatialisation Electronic Music Multimedia

Abstract:

David Tudor’s compositions of the late 1980s are somewhat mysterious. His artistic and technical approach was unique and can be seen as a precursor to much of the underground noise and avant-rock music that permeates the alternative club scene today. In this article, the author uses Tudor’s Web pieces to explore his later work, studying his methodology and the possibility of reconstructing his systems.