33-electronica-uploa - Digital Age 1983 compact disc introduction Sequencers and Synthesizers take hold Sampling Digital audio

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Digital Age 1983 - compact disc introduction Sequencers and Synthesizers take hold Sampling Digital audio manipulation (professional studios and at home)
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Electronica Hundreds of electronic music genres Impact across the pop music world Develops in Europe + US and goes global Electronic music = music created by electronic means (and much of it typically “sounds” electronic)
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Characteristics Depersonalized • Performers not always at the center • Difficult to “play along”, “visualize” • Vocals often are subsidiary • Is it empty/superficial? Or does it open up the imagination? Prioritizes Texture/Timbre • often above melody, harmony, lyrics Site-specific music, Music of the body, and (sometimes) drug cultu
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Kraftwerk, “Trans-Europe Express,” 1976 Rendezvous on Champs-Elysees Leave Paris in the morning on T. .E.E. Trans-Europe Express (x4) German electronic band Kraftwerk = power station Synthesized sounds and processed voices Technology obsessed (train, motif, futuristic, repetitive)
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Afrika Bambaataa, “Planet Rock,” 1982 Electro-funk hip-hop that draws on Kraftwerk
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This note was uploaded on 01/23/2012 for the course MUSICOL 123 taught by Professor Garret during the Fall '11 term at University of Michigan.

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33-electronica-uploa - Digital Age 1983 compact disc introduction Sequencers and Synthesizers take hold Sampling Digital audio

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