STROH, Wolfgang Martin


Zur Soziologie der elektronischen Musik (Towards a Sociology of Electronic Music)

Zürich: Amadeus

Language(s): German


Socio-Cultural Aspects of Electroacoustic Music


Stroh’s key argument in this book is that when working in electroacoustic music, it is not the technology that is of key importance, but instead the relationship between humans and technology. The author researches the socio-cultural basis that determines how technology develops and functions within capitalism. After a systematic presentation of a sociology for electronic music, Stroh crystalises four symptomatic phenomena: the promotional strategies of companies producing electronic instruments, the structure of early serial electronic works, the physics-based points of departure of music-communication models and the types of art and popular forms of electronic music in the early 1970s.

Abstract translation(s):


STROH, Wolfgang Martin (1975). Zur Soziologie der elektronischen Musik