Traub, Peter


Sounding the Net: Recent Sonic Works for the Internet and Computer Networks

Contemporary Music Review: Vol. 24, No. 6. London: Routledge: 459-481.


Language(s): English


Computing Interactivity Socio-Cultural Aspects of Electroacoustic Music Computer Music Internet Music


In this article, the author examines a number of recent Internet- and network-based audio pieces with a focus on their compositional underpinnings, and the effect of the Internet and networks on the creative process. The process is discussed in excerpts from online interviews with the creators, and the technical and aesthetic goals of the pieces are described. The article concludes with a discussion of the author’s own recent experience composing groundloops: for solo percussion and internet - as well as an attempt to find areas of intersection and differentiation among the approaches discussed.