Hybrid Thinking

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A term proposed by Simon Waters, hybrid thinking is concerned with a shift from a modernist context for the production and consumption of electroacoustic music to a more fluid and socially aware paradigm. The development of digital technologies (which imply a shift towards a ’sampling culture’), cultural pluralism and relativism, shifts in power and economic structures and other phenomena create a hybrid musical culture. In this hybrid culture, boundaries between art forms, musical genres, relations between disciplines and relations between producers and consumers of music are blurred in creatively enabling ways.

 

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