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Electronic Music: History
Information, links, and research resources relating to Electronic & Computer Music
Is there more to music than melody and sound? Continuing our series on 'difficult' art forms, Simon Hattenstone delves into the works of Stockhausen in a bid to understand electronic music - and loses his balance, his appetite and almost his mind.
Musical performance in a cultural context has always been inextricably linked to the human body, yet, the body has played only a minor role in the creation and performance of electronic music. We find physicality, feedback, and gesture—the reintegration of the body in electronic music—are all key to maintaining and extending musical/social traditions within a technological context.