Emmerson, Simon (Ed.)


Music, Electronic Media and Culture

Aldershot: Ashgate.

Language(s): English


Discourse within Electroacoustic Music Listening Experience Socio-Cultural Aspects of Electroacoustic Music Electroacoustic Music


This book offers a series of essays that examine the consequences of re-opening the doors of perception to real or imagined sources which refer to the world outside the listening space, to events stories and narratives. Section 1 challenges much of the received wisdom of earlier generations of writing on the subject of the ‘acousmatic’ in both French and English traditions. Section 2 concerns the history and plurality of culture itself as the object of creativity. Section 3 examines ‘New places, spaces and narratives”, particularly those of the imagination.