Lysloff, René T. A., Gay, Leslie C. jr


Introduction: Ethnomusicology in the Twenty-first Century

In Lysloff, René T. A. and Gay, Leslie C. Jr. (eds.) Music and Technoculture. Middletown, CT: Weslyan University Press: 1-22.

Language(s): English


Interdisciplinary Studies Socio-Cultural Aspects of Electroacoustic Music


In this introductory chapter, the authors discuss their goal of establishing an ethnomusicology of technoculture - an ethnographic study of musical culture with emphasis placed on technological impact and change. This approach is concerned with how technology implicates cultural practices involving music. It includes not only technologically based musical countercultures and subcultures but behaviours and forms of knowledge ranging from mainstream and traditional institutions to contemporary music scholarship.