Computer music and post-acousmatic practices

  • Ulf Holbrook (Speaker)
  • Joran Rudi (Speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation


This short paper considers the practices of computer music through a perspective of the postacousmatic. As the majority of music is now made using computers, the question emerges: How relevant are the topics, methods, and conventions from the “historical” genre of computer music? Originally an academic genre confined to large mainframes, computer music’s tools and conventions have proliferated and spread to all areas of music-making. As a genre steeped in technological traditions, computer music is often primarily concerned with the technologies of its own making, and in this sense isolated from the social conditions of musical practice. The post-acousmatic is offered as a methodological perspective to understand technology-based music, its histories, and entanglements.
Period6 Jul 2022
Event titleInternational Computer Music Conference 2022: Standing Wave
Event typeConference
LocationLimerick, IrelandShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational