Computer music and post-acousmatic practices

Ulf Holbrook, Joran Rudi

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This short paper considers the practices of computer music through a perspective of the post-acousmatic. 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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Computer Music Conference, ICMC 2022
EditorsGiuseppe Torre
Place of PublicationSan Francisco
PublisherInternational Computer Music Association
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9780971319264
Publication statusPublished - 3 Jul 2022
EventInternational Computer Music Conference 2022: Standing Wave - University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland
Duration: 3 Jul 20229 Jul 2022

Publication series

NameInternational Computer Music Conference, ICMC Proceedings
PublisherInternational Computer Music Association
ISSN (Print)2223-3881


ConferenceInternational Computer Music Conference 2022
Abbreviated titleICMC 2022
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