Ungeheuer, Elena

1999

Musikaliche Experimente in der musikwissenschaftlichen Forschung: Werner Meyer-Eppler und die elektronische Musik (Musical experiments in musicological research: Werner Meyer-Eppler and electronic music)

In Jörg Stelkens and Hans G. Tillmann (eds.) KlangForschung '98: Symposium zur elektronischen Musik. Saarbrücken: Pfau: 37-50.

Language(s): German

Keyword(s):

Acoustics Formalism Electronic Music Phonetics

Abstract:

In this article, Ungeheuer provides an introduction and overview concerning Meyer-Eppler’s ideas and influences concerning early electronic music developments. These range from aspects derived from phonetics to acoustics research. He is one of the first people to consider music made electronically and is responsible for the introduction of many terms related to electronic (and formalised) music one of which, Klangkontinuum (Sound continuum) is introduced at some length. The author goes on to demonstrate how concepts from speech and from mathematics were called upon to form theoretical bases for electronic music composition and hence its musicology.

All references of the same author:

(Deutsch)

UNGEHEUER, Elena (1991). Elektronische Musik im Raum. Ansätze zu einer musikalischen Topologie
UNGEHEUER, Elena (1992). Wie die elektronische Musik »erfunden« wurde...Quellenstudien zu Werner Meyer-Epplers Entwurf zwischen 1949 und 1953

(English)

UNGEHEUER, Elena (1991). Elektronische Musik im Raum. Ansätze zu einer musikalischen Topologie (Electronic Music in Space: Starting points for a musical topology)
UNGEHEUER, Elena (1992). Wie die elektronische Musik »erfunden« wurde...Quellenstudien zu Werner Meyer-Epplers Entwurf zwischen 1949 (How Electronic Music was 'Discovered'…Source study of Werner Meyer-Eppler's Plan between 1949 and 1953)
Ungeheuer, Elena (1994). From the Elements to the Continuum: Timbre Composition in Early Electronic Music