Schedel, Margaret Anne

2004

Alternative Venues for Computer Music: SoundGallery_Living Room_ARTSHIP

Organised Sound: Vol. 9 no. 3. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 301-303.

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

Language(s): English

Keyword(s):

Sound Art Access (to Electroacoustic Music) Performance Space(s)

Abstract:

The audience for contemporary classical music is small - the audience for computer music is even smaller. Traditional concert halls are failing to generate interest in new instrumental music, much less computer music, while museums are having much more success with new art, including art with a technological component. By marketing our music to art galleries and museums, we can reach an audience predisposed to accept the new and unusual in artistic expression. Presenting the works of music outside a traditional proscenium setting also helps shatter any a priori definitions of ‘music’ audiences may hold. Using the term ‘Sound Art’ instead of ‘music’ may also help to free people struggling to appreciate unfamiliar sounds.