Genres and Categories [G&C]  ]

1. A global appellation for any musical or sonic work whose existence is dependent on the techniques of sound recording (at some point) in its creation. The term could therefore include many areas of electroacoustic music-making that involve the creation of a ’fiction’ or ’fabrication’ (e.g. acousmatic, anecdotal, plunderphonics, or collage-based compositions), but could also be extended to the customary use of sound recording (i.e. to document performances of existing musics) as well.

2. A term denoting the conception of sound recording being a form of sound ’photography’, coined by the French composer and theorist François-Bernard Mâche. In Mâche’s work the term is of significance at the level of his attitude of allowing ’reality’ to be present in the musical work, and from his use of phonography (in French phonographie) as a model. This may or may not appear in the eventual work and can be used in pursuing creative activities other than sound recording. This conception is related in some ways to ’musicalised’ notions of the ’found object’ (in French objet trouvé) and (Duchamp’s) ready-made.


See also:

Anecdotal Composition, Diapositive Sonore (Sound Slide)




- Young Digital Creators: The sound of our water ( English , French , Spanish )
- Young Digital Creators: Scenes and sounds of my city ( English , French , Spanish )



English - Español - Français - Deutch - Italiano

Alphabetical order - Chronological order

Top francesco allegra cephalexin strength exelon corporation philadelphia zaditor zofran 8 mg info about crestor unpublished data recent accutane stories atripla afp in france phenergan dea schedule cpt code strattera xanax tylenol pm avodart herbal substitute ofloxacin 400mg tab anafranil stress on coumadin in new york synthroid tabs in new york information aggrenox anesthesia gus savella in california colchicine gout treatment vincent allegra information reglan pump dexamethasone nasal drops lotrel hydrocodone seroquel withdrawl astrazeneca nolvadex mcneil recall tylenol exelon 401k erythromycin price actonel law suit more info about allegra non prescription melatonin analog beckman allegra x-22 lexapro ginko biloba in india zyrtec tablet information buy cheap valtrex diabecon in united states propecia finesteride in mayami information fast luvox delivery arimidex thinning hair zovirax cream 5 coumadin monitoring concentrated tylenol rituximab cyclophosphamide dexamethasone dizziness lipitor rogaine races coumadin antidote prilosec itching in mayami minocycline absorption