Landy, Leigh

1999a

Reviewing the Musicology of Electroacoustic Music: A plea for greater triangulation

Organised Sound: Vol. 4, no. 1. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 61-70.

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

Language(s): English

Keyword(s):

Musicology of Electroacoustic Music [MEM]

Abstract:

Both electroacoustic music and its associated musicology are a half century old. Although the number of relevant technological developments during this time could be said to be extremely high, its music has known relatively few heroes, at least within contemporary art music, and written scholarship demonstrates a bias towards formalism and therefore much less of one towards the contextual, aesthetic, reception, etc. The previous sentence implies an imbalance worthy of addressing. This article is less a survey of what exists in the area of electroacoustic music scholarship than one looking into delineating the area and suggesting where the ‘holes in the market’ might be and how they might be filled. Are the fields of sonic art and its musicology intentionally avoiding coherence? And why do musicologists of the music of notes continue to avoid the musicology of the music of sounds? Finally, triangulation, i.e. the use of feedback and evaluation so rarely applied in electroacoustic music(ologogical) contexts, is promoted as a means to greater cohesion and understanding, avoiding what is called an ‘island mentality’ demonstrated by many individuals working in all areas of the sonic arts.

All references of the same author:

(English)

Landy, Leigh (1988). How Often Have you Seen Your Compositions Performed? A Plea for More Audio-visual Collaborations in Experimental Music
Landy, Leigh (1990). Is More than Three Decades of Computer Music Reaching the Public It Deserves?
Landy, Leigh (1991). What's the Matter with Today's Experimental Music: Organized Sound too Rarely Heard
Landy, Leigh (1993). Sound Transformations in Electroacoustic Music
Landy, Leigh (1994a). Experimental Music Notebooks
Landy, Leigh (1994b). ‘The Something to Hold on to Factor' in Electroacoustic Timbral Composition
Landy, Leigh (1994c). Composition and Performance in the 1990s.
Landy, Leigh (1995). Computer-Musik ein guter Grund, zu Hause zu bleiben? Ja und nein
Landy, Leigh (1996). Quality and Quantity (if we're lucky) or Marcuse's problem ain't been solved yet
Landy, Leigh (1998a). L'espace divisé vs. l'espace unifié (la separation est-elle en train de disparaître?)
Landy, Leigh (1998b). Digital Music Technology Can Aid in Bringing Music Back as a Part of Life
Landy, Leigh (1999b). Heightening Access and Cohesion within the Worlds of Electroacoustic Music: The Promotion of Triangulation in Creativity, Development and Scholarship
Landy, Leigh (2000a). Music as Organised Notes and Sound: The electronic works of Ton de Leeuw
Landy, Leigh (2000b). Co-hear-ence and Electroacoustic Music
Landy, Leigh (2001a). From Algorithmic Jukeboxes to Zero-time Synthesis: A potential A-Z of music in tomorrow's world (a conference provocation)
Landy, Leigh (2001b). Measuring Intention against Reception in Electroacoustic Music: a new opportunity for analysis
Landy, Leigh (2002a). The Emancipation of Sound in that Box We Call a Theatre
Landy, Leigh (2002b). La synthèse sonore: enfin l'émancipation?
Landy, Leigh (2003a). Voulez-vous changer votre paradigme avec moi ce soir?
Landy, Leigh (2004). There's Good News and There's Bad News: The impact of new technologies on music since the arrival of household electricity and the phonograph including potential adventures to look forward to
Landy, Leigh (2006a). The Intention/Reception Project
Landy, Leigh (2006b). La Zététique: Musique mixte créée en collaboration
Landy, Leigh (2006c). Electroacoustic Music Studies and Accepted Terminology: You can't have one without the others
Landy, Leigh (2007a). Understanding the Art of Sound Organization
Landy, Leigh (2007b). La musique des sons/The Music of Sounds
Landy, Leigh (2007c). The ElectroAcoustic Resource Site (EARS) Approaches Its Next Phase: Going global and addressing the young
Landy, Leigh (2007d). The ElectroAcoustic Resource Site (EARS)

(Français)

Landy, Leigh (1998a). L'espace divisé vs. l'espace unifié (la separation est-elle en train de disparaître ?)
Landy, Leigh (2002b). La synthèse sonore : enfin l'émancipation ?
Landy, Leigh (2006b). La Zététique : Musique mixte créée en collaboration
Landy, Leigh (2007b). La musique des sons