Hasnizam, Abdul Wahid


Electroacoustic music studies: some thoughts and possibilities

Organised Sound: Vol. 12, No. 2. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 167-169.

URL: http://journals.cambridge.org/jid_OSO

Language(s): English


Socio-Cultural Aspects of Electroacoustic Music Ethnomusicology National and Regional Practices and Styles


Electroacoustic music is relatively new and something of an experiment in Malaysia. Involvement in various technology- and art-related performing and composing activities has nurtured my interest, particularly with reference to electroacoustic music.

Unlike visual art, it is not known exactly where and when our historical perspectives in sound art originate, and I would suggest that no electroacoustic music or pieces are known to have been performed or presented in Malaysia since the art form was first pioneered in the West more than fifty years ago.

This paper introduces some thoughts and possibilities relating to electroacoustic music from the Malaysian perspective.