Coenen, Alcedo


NEAR - The Netherlands Electro-Acoustic Repertoire Centre

Organised Sound: Vol. 2, no. 1. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 19-21.


Language(s): English


Access (to Electroacoustic Music) Archiving Electroacoustic Communities


Electronic music seems to be a problem for music publishers. Providing a tape for a performance is not in itself so difficult, but how do you preserve such tapes? What do you do if the musician asks for an ‘8-track ADAT’? What do you do when somebody comes back with an old 2-inch tape and tells you that there are dropouts in it? And what happens when a well-known work is requested which you, as publisher, appear not even to have in stock?