Appleton, Jon H.


Re-evaluating the Principle of Expectation in Electronic Music

Perspectives of New Music: Vol. 8, No. 1. Princeton: Princeton University Press: 106-111.


Language(s): English


Intention and Reception Listening Strategy


In this article, the author investigates issues concerning the general failure of electronic music in satisfying the expectations of listeners. He suggest that in order for composers to comprehend this situation, they must understand the reception behaviours of the audiences with whom they hope to communicate and that this understanding may be achieved by examining the fundamental psycho-social theories that account for electronic music’s reception by the public.

All references of the same author:


Appleton, Jon H. (1989b). Aesthetic Direction in Electronic Music
Appleton, Jon H. (1989c). ‘Otahiti: The Evolution of a Personal Style