Cascone, Kim


The Aesthetics of Failure: 'Post-Digital Tendencies in Contemporary Computer Music

Computer Music Journal: Vol. 24, No. 4. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press: 12-18.


Language(s): English


Creative Abuse Computer Music Digital Music Glitch


In this article the author discusses the ’post digital’ aesthetic that has emerged from the failure of digital technology. Glitches, clipping, quantisation noise are now some of the raw materials that composers are incorporating into their music. He gives a particular focus to ’glitch’ music which exposes DSP (Digital Signal Processing) errors and digital artifacts for their own sonic value.

All references of the same author:


Cascone, Kim (2001). The Microsound Scene: An Interview with Kim Cascone
Cascone, Kim (2003). Grain, Sequence, System: Three Levels of Reception in the Performance of Laptop Music