DI SCIPIO, Agostino

2002

Tecnologia dell'esperienza musicale nel Novecento (The technology of musical experience in the 20th century)

Rivista Italiana di Musicologia. Le discipline musicologiche: prospettive di fine secolo. (The musicological disciplines: end-of-century prospects) (Volume realizzato in collaborazione con il Progetto «Musica nel '900 italiano»), n. XXXV, 1-2, 2000, Firenze, Leo S. Olsckhi (bilingual edition).

Language(s): English,  Italian

Keyword(s):

Musique Concrète Automated Composition Historical Electroacoustic Instruments Radiophonics

Abstract:

In this article the author investigates the concept of technology within the creative musical processess of the 20th century. Technology has been considered a central aspect by western communities, since the pioneering experience of Edison’s phonograph, Dziga Vertov’s “Laboratory of Hearing”, radiophonic art, and musique concrète. The original fascination for making sounds, the emancipation of timbre and its relationship to formal aspects of music (Poème électronique by Varèse) are mentioned. The Digital revolution has provoked cultural and cognitive interrelations, such as the concept of “automation” in the works by Xenakis, Tenney, Brün, Grossi. Di Scipio stresses the importance of renewing the methods of investigation in order to integrate the study of a work with the study of its making.

Abstract translation(s):

(italiano)

DI SCIPIO, Agostino (2002). Tecnologia dell'esperienza musicale nel Novecento

All references of the same author:

(English)

DI SCIPIO, Agostino (1991). Caos deterministico, composizione e sintesi del suono (Deterministic chaos, composition and souns synthesis)
Di Scipio, Agostino (1994a). Formal Processes of Timbre Composition Challenging the Dualistic Paradigm of Computer Music: A Study in Composition Theory (II)
Di Scipio, Agostino (1994b). Micro-time Sonic Design and Timbre Formation
Di Scipio, Agostino (1995a). Inseparable Models of Materials and of Musical Design in Electroacoustic Music
Di Scipio, Agostino (1995b). Centrality of Techné for an Aesthetic Approach on Electroacoustic Music
Di Scipio, Agostino (1995c). On Different Approaches to Computer Music as Different Models of Compositional Design
DI SCIPIO, Agostino (1995d). Riflessioni sull'analisi della musica elettroacustica e informatica
Di Scipio, Agostino (1996). Interactive Composing with Granular Time-shifting of Sound
Di Scipio, Agostino (1997). The Problem of 2nd-order Sonorities in Xenakis' Electroacoustic Music
Di Scipio, Agostino (1998). Compositional Models in Xenakis's Electroacoustic Music
Di Scipio, Agostino (2000). An Analysis of Jean-Claude Risset's Contours
Di Scipio, Agostino (2001a). Clarification on Xenakis: The Cybernetics of Stochastic Music
DI SCIPIO, Agostino (2001b). Uno scenario post-digitale? Riflessioni ambivalenti sul suono in Internet (A post-digital scenario? Ambivalent thought on Internet sound)
Di Scipio, Agostino (2002a). A Story of Emergence and Dissolution: Analytical Sketches of Jean-Claude Risset's Contours
Di Scipio, Agostino (2002b). Systems of Embers, Dust, and Clouds: Observations after Xenakis and Brün
Di Scipio, Agostino (2003). ‘Sound is the Interface': From interactive to ecosystemic signal processing
Di Scipio, Agostino (2004). The Orchestra as a Resource for Electroacoustic Music: On some works by Iannis Xenakis and Paul Dolden

(Italiano)

DI SCIPIO, Agostino (1991). Caos deterministico, composizione e sintesi del suono
DI SCIPIO, Agostino (1995d). Riflessioni sull'analisi della musica elettroacustica e informatica
DI SCIPIO, Agostino (2001b). Uno scenario post-digitale? Riflessioni ambivalenti sul suono in Internet