Clarke, Eric


Perception and Critique: Ecological Acoustics, Critical Theory and Music

In Proceedings of the 1997 International Computer Music Conference - Thessaloniki. San Francisco, CA: ICMA: 19-22.


Language(s): English


Aural Analysis Socio-Cultural Aspects of Electroacoustic Music Music Psychology Perception


In this paper, the author outlines a framework through which ecological perception theory can be applied to the analysis of music. He then uses this framework to conduct a brief perceptually-motivated analysis of Strugglin by the artist Tricky. He argues that the ecological approach to perception when applied to music analysis may make the connection with the meaning and critical impact of music more obvious.