Musicology of Electroacoustic Music [MEM]

Simply stated, musicology is the study of music. Electroacoustic musicology is, therefore, the study of electroacoustic music. It can be subdivided into three overlapping areas: historical, systematic and ethno-electroacoustic music studies.

The historical area is one that looks at the music diachronically and synchronically, taking various aspects of systematic musicology and technology into account where pertinent. Its key corpus of research is the music itself from the most esoteric to its more popular forms.

Ethno-electroacoustic music studies is involved with the impact of this music on our listening, our aural culture as well as on our relationship with all sounds that surround us.

Finally, the systematic area consists of an assortment of sub-areas, many focusing on theoretical issues, but not exclusively. The following list covers a large number of relevant subjects:

- new theories concerning sonic art
- categorisation of sounds (micro- and macro-levels)
- families of approaches/works
- sound (re)synthesis
- sound manipulation
- spectral analysis
- spectromorphology
- new instruments
- interactivity/performance interfaces
- new protocols for digital control of sound
- new approaches to performance (contexts)
- multimedia
- sound and space/acoustics
- new notations/representations
- new approaches to analysis
- ordering of sounds (micro-level)
- ordering of larger electroacoustic musical entities (macro-level)
- artificial intelligence
- modes of listening/perception
- psychoacoustics/cognition/semiotics
- archiving information
- aesthetics/philosophy/criticism

(Source: Leigh Landy (1999). Reviewing the Musicology of Electroacoustic Music. Organised Sound Vol. 4, No. 1. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 61-70.)



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ASUAR, José Vicente (1975). Recuerdos (Memories)
Atkinson, Simon, Landy, Leigh (2004). The ElectroAcoustic Resource Site (EARS): Philosophy, foundation and aspirations
Battier, Marc (2004). Electroacoustic Music Studies and the Danger of Loss
Battier, Marc, Landy, Leigh (2004). Electroacoustic Musics: A century of innovation involving sound and technology - resources, discourse, analytical tools
Battistelli, Giorgio (1995). Tecnologia e drammaturgia (Technology and dramaturgy)
BÉHAGUE, Gerard (1983). La música en América Latina (Music in Latin America)
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Boulez, Pierre (1986). Technology and the Composer
Chadabe, Joel (1997b). Electric Sound: The Past and Promise of Electronic Music
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Cox, Christoph, Warner, Daniel (2004). Audio Culture: Readings in Modern Music
Dal Farra, Ricardo (2003). Electroacoustic music in Latin America
Dal Farra, Ricardo (2003a). Historical aspects of Electroacoustic Music in Latin America: From the Pioneering to the Present Days
Dal Farra, Ricardo (2006a). A Journey of Sound through the Electroacoustic Wires. Art and New Technologies in Latin America (Un voyage du son par les fils électroacoustiques : L’art et les nouvelles technologies en Amérique Latine)
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Hodgkinson, Tim (2001). An Interview with Pierre Schaeffer
Justel, Elsa (2000). The Formal structures in the music of electronic production
Kahn, Douglas, Whitehead, Gregory (Eds.) (1993). Wireless Imagination: Sound, Radio, and the Avant-Garde
Kugel, Peter (1990). Myhill’s Thesis: There’s More than Computing in Musical Thinking
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Landy, Leigh (1999b). Heightening Access and Cohesion within the Worlds of Electroacoustic Music: The Promotion of Triangulation in Creativity, Development and Scholarship
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)
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UNGEHEUER, Elena (1992). Wie die elektronische Musik »erfunden« wurde...Quellenstudien zu Werner Meyer-Epplers Entwurf zwischen 1949 (How Electronic Music was “Discovered”…Source study of Werner Meyer-Eppler’s Plan between 1949 and 1953)
Vidolin, Alvise (1995). Documentazione, conservazione e restauro dei beni musicali elettronici (Conservation, documentation and restoration of electronic musical assets)
Wishart, Trevor (1996a). On Sonic Art - Revised Edition
WOLL, Thomas (1994). Nacionalismo ex machina. Zur Geschichte der elektroakustischen Musik in Mexiko (On the History of Electroacoustic Music in Mexico)
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