Language(s): English, German
Keyword(s):Impact of Electroacoustic Music
Using the question ”Is modern music ’music’?“ as a starting point, Meyer-Eppler attempts to create a definition of music based on information theoretical principles in which he employs a communication sequence ”Expedient, Transferent and Participant“. He comes to the conclusion that only the composer (Expedient) through his or her creative work (Transferent) determines what music is; the views of the Participants (listeners), which often take on a hedonistic character, are often subjective and therefore debateable.
MEYER-EPPLER, Werner (1965). Informationstheoretische Probleme der musikalischen Kommunikation
All references of the same author:
(Deutsch)MEYER-EPPLER, Werner (1955). Sichtbargemachte Musik
(English)MEYER-EPPLER, Werner (1955). Sichtbargemachte Musik (Visualised Music)