Internet Music

Genres and Categories [G&C]  ]

Music in which the internet is integral either to its composition, or dissemination, or both. Currently, the main distinctive characteristics of internet music are:

- Asynchronicity
- Interactivity
- Multi-user
- Co-operation
- Emergence

Whilst the last two may also be said to be characteristics of conventional music making, the medium of the internet requires a special notion of social intercourse and co-operation which is peculiar.

 

See also:

Culture-jamming, Digital Aesthetics, E- and I-instruments, Emergence, Free Music, Freeware/Shareware, Games, Indeterminacy, Interactivity

 

Bibliography:

English - Español - Français - Deutch - Italiano

Alphabetical order - Chronological order

Cohen, Andrea, Radkiewicz, Wiska (2002). Sound.on : un programme expérimental d’échange de sons par Internet
Denis, Jean-François, Daoust, Yves (2002). Entrevue avec Jean-François Denis, directeur d’Empreintes DIGITALes

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