Keane, David


The Quest for 'Musically Interesting' Structures in Computer Music

In Heifetz, R. J. (ed,) On the Wires of Our Nerves: The Art of Electroacoustic Music. London: Associated University Press: 97-110.
Also published in: Proceedings of the 1981 International Computer Music Conference - Texas. San Francisco, CA: ICMA: 3-18.

Language(s): English


Discourse within Electroacoustic Music Listening Strategy Computer Music Electroacoustic Music


In this essay, the author argues that there is a shared general dissatisfaction with the music that is being produced by computer, in terms of its ability to access and communicate with a general audience. In addressing this issue he suggests that electroacoustic/computer music composers should rediscover strategies that appeal to the workings of the human mind, rather than those that merely derive from the workings of machines.

All references of the same author:


Keane, David (1979). Some Aspects of Teaching Electronic Music Composition
Keane, David (1980a). Computer Music: Some Problems and Objectives in Applied Aesthetics
Keane, David (1980b). Tape Music Composition
Keane, David (1981). The Quest for ‘Musically Interesting' Structures in Computer Music
Keane, David (1984). The Bourges International Festival of Experimental Music: A Retrospective
Keane, David (1985). Architecture and Aesthetics: The Construction and the Objectives of Elektronikus Mozak
Keane, David (1986). At the Threshold of an Aesthetic
Keane, David (1989a). Some Practical Aesthetic Problems of Electronic Music Composition
Keane, David (2000). Electroacoustic Music in Canada: 1950-1984