Kompositionen für hörbaren Raum / Compositions for Audible Space

Die frühe elektroakustische Musik und ihre Kontexte / The Early Electroacoustic Music and Its Contexts

Edited by Martha Brech and Ralph Paland

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Kompositionen für hörbaren Raum / Compositions for Audible Space

Pub Date: April 2018

ISBN: 9783837630763

354 Pages

Format: Paperback

List Price: $40.00

Kompositionen für hörbaren Raum / Compositions for Audible Space

Die frühe elektroakustische Musik und ihre Kontexte / The Early Electroacoustic Music and Its Contexts

Edited by Martha Brech and Ralph Paland

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The integration of audible space is a central aspect of electroacoustic music. Ever since the earliest analogue days of electroacoustic music, pioneers of the genre—including Pierre Schaeffer, Iannis Xenakis, Karlheinz Stockhausen, and Luigi Nono—used special devices and methods for their compositions and refined the possibilities of integrating the sound of space into music. In this anthology, analytical portraits of compositions and groups of compositions show the wide spectrum of spatial practices in early electroacoustic music. Additionally, retrospective views on the use of spatial composition in earlier epochs and in instrumental music of the twentieth century portray the practice of spatial composition in different eras and genres, as well as the universality of spatial music as a topic. This book contributes to a more differentiated understanding of the term "spatial music."

About the Author

Martha Brech, a musicologist, researches and teaches at the TU Berlin, audio communication group. Ralph Paland, a musicologist, music teacher, and organist, researches and teaches in Cologne.