7: Electronic Music II – Electronica
New approaches to electronic music
- Aphex Twin – Bucephalus Bouncing Ball
- Brian Eno – Ambient 1: Music for Airports
- Radiohead – Idioteque
- Stockhausen et al. – ‘Stockhausen vs. the Technocrats’, in Cox & Warner, 2004
- Eno – ‘Ambient Music’ in Cox and Warner, 2004
- Eno – ‘The studio as compositional tool’ in Cox and Warner, 2004
- Cascone – ‘The aesthetics of failure: Post-Digital Tendencies in Contemporary Computer Music’ in Cox and Warner, 2004
- Neill – ‘Breakthrough Beats: Rhythm and the aesthetics of contemporary electronic music’ in Cox & Warner, 2004
Guided Study Week: Choice of Major Essay Title
During weeks 7-12 you are asked to plan, draft and re-draft an essay of 1,500 words on one of the following titles.
- Is there a distinction between sonic art and everyday auditory experience?
- Compare Steve Reich’s ‘Come Out’, ‘Pendulum Music’ and Alvin Lucier’s ‘I am sitting in a room’ as examples of process music.
- Identify the main trends in the evolution of electronic music from its beginnings to the present day.
- How does the process of listening to electronic music differ from listening to traditional music?
- Choose a composer/musician active in the 20th or 21st century and compare their work in electronic music with developments in the other arts (literature, architecture, sculpture, visual arts, theatre, dance, etc.).