An examination of contemporary artist sound recordings as new genre of low tech music

Edwards, P 2007, 'An examination of contemporary artist sound recordings as new genre of low tech music', The International Journal of the Arts in Society, vol. 1, no. 6, pp. 1-8.


Document type: Journal Article
Collection: Journal Articles

Title An examination of contemporary artist sound recordings as new genre of low tech music
Author(s) Edwards, P
Year 2007
Journal name The International Journal of the Arts in Society
Volume number 1
Issue number 6
Start page 1
End page 8
Total pages 8
Publisher CG Publisher
Abstract The purpose of this presentation is to review the plethora of artist recordings that are a common phenomenon of a contemporary art practice. It aims to examine how these recordings have made a different type of music brut or informale with its own theoretical sophistication. It is now common to find the self-publishing of contemporary visual artists to extend into Cd production and for galleries to stock Cds as art products in racks next to artist books and zines or to host sound performances. As technology has become easier and since post-modernity has blurred all artistic zones of activity the low tech of the laptop has made possible music that has as its site and context for representation the contemporary art scene. This has resulted in a genre of recordings unlike any other in popular or traditional modes of experimental music. As well as discussing this phenomenon I would envisage a recording session/performance to take place in order to investigate the construction of a contemporary art music composition in situ.
Subject Fine Arts (incl. Sculpture and Painting)
Keyword(s) artist recordings
contemporary art
art practice
art music
self-publishing
visual artists
Cd production
Cds
art products
experimental music
ISSN 1833-1866
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