Fields, Kenneth

1999

PostFormalism

In Proceedings of the 1999 International Computer Music Conference - Beijing: San Francisco, CA: ICMA: 531-534.

URL: http://www.computermusic.org

Language(s): English

Keyword(s):

Formalism

Abstract:

In this brief paper, the author discusses the influence of particular scientific paradigms - quantum mechanics, phenomenology, cybernetics, computationalism and self-organised systems - on musical epochs of the 20th century. He suggests that the dominant musical formalisms that have emerged can be exemplified through the composers Varèse, Schaeffer, Stockhausen, Xenakis and Cage.

All references of the same author:

(English)

FIELDS, Kenneth (2007). Ontologies, categories, folksonomies: an organised language of sound