Keyword(s):Music Education , Socio-Cultural Aspects of Electroacoustic Music
Schneider’s book has been written from the viewpoint of the music educator. The author offers his book as a potential vision, not a closed theory or a ‘demonstrable certainty’ (Schönberg). His goal is much more the closing and opening on problem spaces. In this way he is connected with the work of Michel Foucault who sees the “Art of Education” as a product of merciless clearing up. For Schneider this refers to, amongst others, the difference between composition and improvisation. Such borders should be reduced to a minimum, a detail, allowing people to focus on more important aspects of new music: the open character of works and new emancipatory attitudes in terms of the relationship between interpreters and public as well as the acceptance of all sounds from our daily lives as possible source material in art music. Scheider’s book offers and immense overview of the possible integration of art, literature and music. As a whole, it is a good entry point for someone who is looking for a wide overview, one in which one of the six chapters focuses on electroacoustic music.
SCHNEIDER, Hans (2000). Lose Anweisungen für klare Klangkonstellationen. Musiken und musikalische Phänomene des 20. Jahrhunderts: ihre Bedeutung für die Musikpädagogik