Vaughan, MP (2016) Register, Dialect, Convolution and ‘Crosstalk’: reflections on ‘… the zones of influence and hybridity between electroacoustic, acousmatique music, techno and IDM’. Contemporary Music Review, 35 (2). pp. 166-183. ISSN 1477-2256

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This paper explores the hybridisation of musical elements, particularly between those that foreground the use of technology across popular and art music. In its original form, the paper was presented to a conference Embracing rhythm … welcoming abstraction ( … on the zones of influence and hybridity between electroacoustic, acousmatique music, techno, and IDM) held at Salford University in November 2013, and was an intended overview of the topic.

In this context, ‘ … zones of influence and hybridity’ between different repertoires that are generally understood to occupy different registral strata are viewed primarily as a form of environmental adaptation, expressed through the evolution of musical language. The paper also considers the motivations for attempting to reconcile, through creative practice, the conflicting meanings and aesthetic frameworks signified by different iconic musical materials and idiomatic compositional procedures. In examining these motivations and practices it draws on Barthes’ essay musica practica, to explore the significance to the creative artist of the network of relationships that link the different musics we compose or produce to the music that we might listen to or perform, or have encountered during academic training.

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Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Contemporary Music Review; the version of record Vaughan, M., 2016. Register, Dialect, Convolution, and “Crosstalk”: Reflections on “ … the Zones of Influence and Hybridity Between Electroacoustic, Acousmatique Music, Techno, and IDM.” Contemporary Music Review, 35(2), pp.166–183 is available at
Uncontrolled Keywords: music technology, hybridisation, musical languages, hybridity, electroacoustic music, electronic dance music
Subjects: M Music and Books on Music > M Music
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Humanities
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 10 Jun 2016 08:22
Last Modified: 08 Apr 2019 09:43

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