On style in electroacoustic music

Hugill, A (2016) 'On style in electroacoustic music.' Organised Sound, 21 (1). pp. 4-14. ISSN 1355-7718

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This article argues for the habilitation of a concept of style in electroacoustic music. It surveys the reasons for the neglect of style, looking in particular at the modernist embedding of electroacoustic theory and the consequences of postmodern genre formations. It considers the extent to which academic understanding of the materiality of music has moved from the analysis of sound to the analysis of media. It offers a critique of notions of sonic inclusivity and the differentiation of electroacoustic music from instrumental music. It emphasises the importance of comparative analysis and understanding the elements of style in electroacoustic music. It critically examines a number of techniques and frameworks for stylistic analysis. It concludes by encouraging the electroacoustic music community to engage more fully with notions of style.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: M Music and Books on Music > M Music
Divisions: Bath School of Music and Performing Arts
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1017/S1355771815000333
Date Deposited: 12 Jan 2016 10:59
Last Modified: 15 Aug 2021 09:41
URI / Page ID: https://researchspace.bathspa.ac.uk/id/eprint/6942
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