[spectre] New podcast by Chris Cutler: PROBES #31, considering music ecologies
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*New podcast by Chris Cutler: PROBES #31, considering music ecologies*
In PROBES #31 <https://rwm.macba.cat/en/research/probes-31> Chris
Cutler begins to consider evolutionary pressures and invented instruments
and follow the twists and turns that led the xylophone out of Asia and
Africa, spun it around the world and metamorphosed it into the vibraphone;
with a coda from the *intonarumori*.
In the late nineteenth century two facts conspired to change the face of
music: the collapse of common practice tonality (which overturned the
certainties underpinning the world of art music), and the invention of a
revolutionary new form of memory, sound recording (which redefined and
greatly empowered the world of popular music).
A tidal wave of probes and experiments into new musical resources and new
organisational practices ploughed through both disciplines, bringing parts
of each onto shared terrain before rolling on to underpin a new aesthetics
able to follow sound and its manipulations beyond the narrow confines of
‘music’. This series tries analytically to trace and explain these
developments, and to show how, and why, both musical and post-musical
genres take the forms they do.
You can find the complete series here:
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