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Internet music: An introduction

Hugill, A (2005) 'Internet music: An introduction.' Contemporary Music Review, 24 (6). pp. 429-437. ISSN 0749-4467

Abstract

This article provides a summary and overview of the key aspects of Internet music, as well as an introduction to the issue of Contemporary Music Review on the subject. It examines popular conceptions of Internet music and seeks to define the topic by exploring some music that draws inspiration from networking without actually being Internet music itself. This article describes some basic Internet music concepts and attempts to classify it into various types: music that uses the network to connect physical spaces or instruments; music that is created or performed in virtual environments, or uses virtual instruments; music that translates into sound aspects of the network itself; music that uses the Internet to enable collaborative composition or performance; and music that is delivered via the Internet, with varying degrees of user interactivity. Finally, this article briefly describes the various contributions to the special issue and gives a general editorial context for the subsequent discussions.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Internet, Music, Network
Divisions: College of Liberal Arts
Date Deposited: 16 May 2013 10:02
Last Modified: 29 Apr 2016 14:07
URI: http://researchspace.bathspa.ac.uk/id/eprint/1543
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