D’Arcangelo, Gideon


Recycling Music, Answering Back: Toward an Oral Tradition of Electronic Music

In Proceedings of the 2004 International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME-04). Hamamatsu, Japan: 55-58.

URL: http://hct.ece.ubc.ca/nime/2004/NIME04/paper/NIME04_1D02.pdf

Language(s): English


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In this paper, the author offers his thoughts concerning why musicians are increasingly using recorded sounds in their work. He presents a brief, succinct history of sound recording, including a discussion concerning the shift from musical reproduction via oral tradition to media-based performance reproduction. In conclusion, he calls for new performance tools that enable the dynamic use of pre-recorded music, he offers a few examples of such tools.