Lippit, Takuro Mizuta

2006

Turntable Music in the Digital Era: Designing Alternative Tools for New Turntable Expression

In Proceedings of the 2006 Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME-06). Paris, France: 71-74.

Language(s): English

Keyword(s):

Electroacoustic Devices Turntablism

Abstract:

In this paper, the author offers a brief overview of turntablism and discusses recent technological developments. He argues that turntable musicians have not yet fully explored the potentials of digital technology, and that this is in part due to the development of digital DJ tools that do not offer new means of musical expression, but that only seek to evoke the familiar past.