Blaming or Defending Disco? Analyzing the historical development of the mainstream journalistic discourse about authenticity of electronic music in Germany during the decade 1975-1984

by Ambra Cavallaro The Work of Music in the Age of Electronic Reproduction With the description “a unique phenomenon of a distance, however near it may be”1Walter Benjamin defined the concept of aura. In his essay The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction (1936), he observed a loss of the exclusive nature Read more about Blaming or Defending Disco? Analyzing the historical development of the mainstream journalistic discourse about authenticity of electronic music in Germany during the decade 1975-1984[…]

Music with Context: Audiovisual Scores for Improvising Musicians

This paper explores the idea of mutable, audiovisual scores for improvised musical performances through the description of personal perspectives, practical examples, proposed projects, and research. The author postulates that an audiovisual score can be a useful tool to connect improvising musicians to each other and their audience through the insertion of a mediating audiovisual layer Read more about Music with Context: Audiovisual Scores for Improvising Musicians[…]