Föllmer, Golo


Lines of Net Music

Contemporary Music Review: Vol. 24, No. 6. London: Routledge: 439-444.

URL: http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/07494467.asp

Language(s): English


Internet Music Socio-Cultural Aspects of Electroacoustic Music Interactivity


In this article, the author describes major aspects of networked music as observed in the course of extended scholarship on the subject. The Internet protocols’ condition of hosting systems for two-way communication is considered to mark the central difference from earlier media of audio dissemination. Musical uses of, and critical reflections on, this characteristic are shown to differ according to the diverse cultural lines or backgrounds of academic composition, media art or pop music. The author proposes that musical systems based on non-hierarchical networks primarily support the development of music as a collective communal activity.

All references of the same author:


Föllmer, Golo (1999a). Klangorganisation im öffentlichen Raum (Sound Organisations in Public Spaces)
Föllmer, Golo (1999b). Musikalische Systeme im Netz - ein Überblick (Musical systems on the internet - a survey)
Föllmer, Golo (2005b). Electronic, aesthetic and social factors in Net music