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Music in the Chords of Eternity

Riddell, Alistair

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Over the past decade contemporary music has increasingly employed the sounds of the world as an alternative or adjunct to the extant repertoire of musical sounds. What this means for music is an expansion into a relatively new language domain; one with familiar associations, but distant from the notion of music. The underlying mode of this compositional process concerns the exploitation of meaning in the sounds of contemporary life, and its use is already wide spread throughout numerous...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorRiddell, Alistair
dc.contributor.editorNorman, Katherine
dc.date.accessioned2004-05-13
dc.date.accessioned2004-09-28T04:47:14Z
dc.date.accessioned2011-01-05T08:41:45Z
dc.date.available2004-09-28T04:47:14Z
dc.date.available2011-01-05T08:41:45Z
dc.date.created1996
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/41956
dc.identifier.urihttp://digitalcollections.anu.edu.au/handle/1885/41956
dc.description.abstractOver the past decade contemporary music has increasingly employed the sounds of the world as an alternative or adjunct to the extant repertoire of musical sounds. What this means for music is an expansion into a relatively new language domain; one with familiar associations, but distant from the notion of music. The underlying mode of this compositional process concerns the exploitation of meaning in the sounds of contemporary life, and its use is already wide spread throughout numerous contemporary styles and genres. The catalyst for this musical direction is technology. Without its diversity and dynamic growth such a direction in music would not be possible. The most challenging examples can be found where music technology is at its most experimental. The influence of technology is, however, by no means clear. Thus, compositions which use or re-interpret the sounds of the world are not necessarily in the process of defining a new aesthetic or style, rather they are continuing the cultural dynamic of later twentieth century music.
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dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherHarwood Academic Publishers
dc.subjectReal-World Sound
dc.subjectNoise
dc.subjectSignal Processing
dc.subjectMusic Technology.
dc.subjectRecording
dc.titleMusic in the Chords of Eternity
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesPublished: Contemporary Music Review 15(1-2), pp.151-171, 1996. Harwood Academic Publishers
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local.identifier.citationnumber1-2
local.identifier.citationpages151-171
local.identifier.citationpublicationContemporary Music Review
local.identifier.citationvolume15
local.identifier.citationyear1996
local.identifier.eprintid2577
local.rights.ispublishedyes
dc.date.issued1996
local.type.statusSubmitted version
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