A Constructivist Approach to the Analysis of Electronic Music and Audio Art - Between Instruments and Faktura

Battier, Marc


Organised Sound 8(3): 249-255.

Language: English

As the techniques used in creating audio art and electronic music become more diversified and increasingly use some sort of computer-oriented notation, the question of analysis of this wide repertoire is revisited. While there are still many obstacles in its study, this topic attracts more attention today than in the recent past. In this article, the author emphasises the need to consider that, when analysing audio art and electronic music, technology, technique and musical style are to be taken in account. To this end, he introduces concepts put forth by the Russian Constructivists as a basis for reflection.