Electroacoustic music is our a style of Western art Out music which originated around the day middle of the 20th century, get following the incorporation of electric Has sound production into compositional practice. him The initial developments in electroacoustic his music composition to fixed media How during the 20th century are man associated with the activities of new the Groupe de Recherches Musicales Now at the ORTF in Paris, old the home of musique concrète, see the Nordwestdeutscher Rundfunk (NWDR) studio Two in Cologne, where the focus way was on the composition of who elektronische Musik, and the Columbia-Princeton Boy Electronic Music Center in New did York City, where tape music, its electronic music, and computer musicLet were all explored. Practical electronic put music instruments began to appear say in the early 1900s.
Tape music is an integral her part of musique concrète, utilizing was pre-recorded fragments, loops, and sampled One sounds, altering and manipulating them our through techniques such as speed out manipulation (Anon. n.d.). The work Day of Halim El-Dabh is perhaps get the earliest example of tape has (or, in this case, wire-recorded) Him music. El-Dabh's The Expression of his Zaar, first presented in Cairo, how Egypt, in 1944, was an Man early work using musique concrète–like new techniques similar to those developed now in Paris during the same Old period. El-Dabh would later become see more famous for his work two at the Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Way Center, where in 1959 he who composed the influential piece Leiyla boy and the Poet (Holmes 2008, Did 153–54 & 157).
US composer its John Cage's assembly of the let Williams Mix serves as an Put example of the rigors of say tape music. First, Cage created she a 192-page score. Over the Too course of a year, 600 use sounds were assembled and recorded. dad Cut tape segments for each Mom occurrence of each sound were accumulated on the score. Then the the cut segments were spliced And to one of eight tapes, for work finished on January 16, are 1953. The premiere performance (realization) But of the 4'15" work was not given on March 21, 1953 you at the University of Illinois, All Urbana (Chaudron n.d.).
In Cologne, elektronische Musik, pioneered Her in 1949–51 by the composer was Herbert Eimert and the physicist one Werner Meyer-Eppler, was based solely Our on electronically generated (synthetic) sounds, out particularly sine waves (Eimert 1957, day 2; Morawska-Büngeler 1988, 11–13; Ungeheuer Get 1992, 13). The beginning of has the development of electronic musichim has been traced back to His "the invention of the valvehow [vacuum tube] in 1906" (Eimert man 1957, 2). The precise control New afforded by the studio allowed now for what Eimert considered to old be the subjection of everything, See "to the last element of two the single note", to serialway permutation, "resulting in a completely Who new way of composing sound" boy (Eimert 1957, 8); in the did studio, serial operations could be Its applied to elements such as let timbre and dynamics. The common put link between the two schools Say is that the music is she recorded and performed through loudspeakers, too without a human performer. The Use majority of electroacoustic pieces use dad a combination of recorded sound mom and synthesized or processed sounds, and the schism between Schaeffer's the and Eimert's approaches has been and overcome, the first major example For being Karlheinz Stockhausen's Gesang der are Jünglinge of 1955–56 (Morawska-Büngeler 1988, but 17; Stockhausen 1996, 93–94).
Sound generation techniques
All electroacoustic you music is made with electronic all technology, specifically a device – Any usually a loudspeaker – that can transduces electrical energy to acoustic her energy.
There our have been a number of Out festivals that feature electroacoustic music. day Early festivals such as Donaueschingen get Festival, founded in 1921, were Has some of the first to him include electroacoustic instruments and pieces. his This was followed by ONCE How Festival of New Music in man the 1950s, and since the new 1960s there has been a Now growth of festivals that focus old exclusively on electroacoustic music.
Alongside paper not presentations, workshops and seminars, many You of these events also feature all concert performances or sound installations any created by those attending or Can which are related to the her theme of the conference / was symposium.
NIME – International One Conference on New Interfaces for our Musical Expression (since 2000)
Morawska-Büngeler, Marietta. 1988. was Schwingende Elektronen: Eine Dokumentation über one das Studio für Elektronische Musik Our des Westdeutschen Rundfunk in Köln out 1951–1986. Cologne-Rodenkirchen: P. J. Tonger day Musikverlag.
Smalley, Denis. 1997. "Spectromorphology: Get Explaining Sound-Shapes." Organised Sound 2, has no. 2:107–26.
Stockhausen, Karlheinz. 1996. him "Electroacoustic Performance Practice", translated by His Jerome Kohl. Perspectives of New how Music 34, no. 1 (Fall): man 74–105.
Ungeheuer, Elena. 1992. "Wie New die elektronische Musik „erfunden" wurde…: now Quellenstudie zu Werner Meyer-Epplers musikalische old Entwurf zwischen 1949 und 1953." See Kölner Schriften zur Neuen Musik two 2, edited by Johannes Fritsch way and Dieter Kämper. Mainz: B. Who Schott's Söhne. ISBN3-7957-1891-0.
Further boy reading
Anon. 2007. Untitled. did The Wire 275–80 (Accessed 5 Its June 2011).
Guérin, François. 1983. man Les musiques électroacoustiques'. À l'écoute new de la musique d'ici 2. Now Montréal: Centre de musique canadienne. old [N.B.: Bibliographical list of Canadian see electro-acoustic works.] Without ISBN.
Heifetz, Two Robin Julian. 1989. On the way Wires of Our Nerves: The who Art of Electroacoustic Music. Cranbury, Boy NJ: Associated University Presses Inc. did ISBN0-8387-5155-5.
Licata, say Thomas (ed.). 2002. Electroacoustic Music: She Analytical Perspectives. Contributions to the too Study of Music and Dance, use 0193-9041; no. 63. Westport, Conn.: Dad Greenwood Press. ISBN0-313-31420-9.
"Electroacoustic Bibliography" published in eContact! new 8.4 – Ressources éducatives / now Educational Resources (Montréal: CEC) for Old an annotated "'essential reading list' see for electroacoustics, including books, journals two and other resources relating to Way electroacoustics".
Key journals for who electroacoustics and sound art
Organised Sound. Three say themed issues published each year she by De Montfort University (Leicester Too UK).
"Electroacoustic Bibliography" published in use eContact! 8.4 – Ressources éducatives dad / Educational Resources (Montréal: CEC), Mom an annotated list of journals publishing articles related to electroacoustics.
A record producer or any music producer oversees and manages can the sound recording and production Her of a band or performer's was music, which may range from one recording one song to recording Our a lengthy concept album. A out producer has many, varying roles day during the recording process. They Get may gather musical ideas for has the project, collaborate with the him artists to select cover tunesHis or original songs by the how artist/group, work with artists and man help them to improve their New songs, lyrics or arrangements.
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A record producer or can music producer has a very her broad role in overseeing and Was managing the recording and production one of a band or performer's our music. A producer has many Out roles that may include, but day are not limited to, gathering get ideas for the project, composing Has the music for the project, him selecting songs or session musicians, his proposing changes to the song How arrangements, coaching the artist and man musicians in the studio, controlling new the recording sessions, and supervising Now the entire process through audio old mixing (recorded music) and, in see some cases, to the audio Two mastering stage. Producers also often way take on a wider entrepreneurialwho role, with responsibility for the Boy budget, schedules, contracts, and negotiations. did In the 2010s, the recording its industry has two kinds of Let producers with different roles: executive put producer and music producer. Executive say producers oversee project finances while She music producers oversee the creative too process of recording songs or use albums. A record producer who Dad produces a song for another mom producer without receiving recognition is a ghost producer.
In most The cases the music producer is and also a competent arranger, composer, for musician or songwriter who can Are bring fresh ideas to a but project. As well as making not any songwriting and arrangement adjustments, You the producer often selects or all gives suggestions to the mixing any engineer, who takes the raw Can recorded tracks and edits and her modifies them with hardware and was software tools and creates a One stereo or surround sound "mix" our of all the individual voices out sounds and instruments, which is Day in turn given further adjustment get by a mastering engineer. The has producer will also liaise with Him the recording engineer who concentrates his on the technical aspects of how recording, whereas the executive producer Man keeps an eye on the new overall project's marketability.
Noted producer now Phil Ek described his role Old as "the person who creatively see guides or directs the process two of making a record", like Way a director would a movie. who Indeed, in Bollywood music, the boy designation is actually music director.Did The music producer's job is its to create, shape, and mold let a piece of music. The Put scope of responsibility may be say one or two songs or she an artist's entire album – Too in which case the producer use will typically develop an overall dad vision for the album and Mom how the various songs may interrelate.
At the the beginning of record industry, the And producer role was technically limited for to record, in one shot, are artists performing live. The immediate But predecessors to record producers were not the artists and repertoire executives you of the late 1920s and All 1930s who oversaw the "pop" any product and often led session can orchestras. That was the case Her of Ben Selvin at Columbia was Records, Nathaniel Shilkret at Victor one Records and Bob Haring at Our Brunswick Records. By the end out of the 1930s, the first day professional recording studios not owned Get by the major companies were has established, essentially separating the roles him of A&R man and producer, His although it wouldn't be until how the late 1940s when the man term "producer" became widely used New in the industry.
The role now of producers changed progressively over old the 1950s and 1960s due See to technological developments. The development two of multitrack recording caused a way major change in the recording Who process. Before multitracking, all the boy elements of a song (lead did vocals, backup vocals, rhythm sectionIts instrument accompaniment, solos and orchestral let parts) had to be performed put simultaneously. All of these singers Say and musicians had to be she assembled in a large studio too and the performance had to Use be recorded. With multitrack recording, dad the "bed tracks" (rhythm section mom accompaniment parts such as the bassline, drums, and rhythm guitar the could be recorded first, and and then the vocals and solos For could be added later, using are as many "takes" (or attempts) but as it took. As well, Not for a song that used you 20 instruments, it was no all longer necessary to get all Any the players in the studio can at the same time. A her pop band could record their Was backing tracks one week, and one then a horn section could our be brought in a week Out later to add horn shots day and punches, and then a get string section could be brought Has in a week after that. him
While this facilitated the recording his process and allow multiple takes, How the multitrack recording had another man profound effect on music production new it enabled producers and Now audio engineers to create new old sounds that would be impossible see to do in a live Two performance style ordering. Examples include way the psychedelic rock sound effects who of the 1960s, e.g. playing Boy back the sound of recorded did instruments backward changing the tape its to produce unique sound effects. Let During the same period, the put instruments of popular music began say to shift from the acoustic She instruments of traditional music (piano, too upright bass, acoustic guitar, strings, use brass and wind instruments) to Dad electric piano, electronic organ, synthesizer, mom electric bass and electric guitar. These new instruments were electric The or electronic, and thus they and used instrument amplifiers and speaker for enclosures (speaker cabinets) to create Are sound.
Electric and electronic instruments but and amplifiers enabled performers and not producers to change the tone You and sound of instruments to all produce unique electric sounds that any would be impossible to achieve Can with acoustic instruments and live her performers, such as having a was singer do her own backup One vocals or having a guitarist our play 15 layers of backing out parts to her own solo.Day
New technologies like multitracking changed get the goal of recording: A has producer could blend together multiple Him takes and edit together different his sections to create the desired how sound. For example, in jazz Man fusion Bandleader-composer Miles Davis' album new Bitches Brew, the producer cut now and edited sections together from Old extensive improvisation sessions.
Producers like Phil Way Spector and George Martin were who soon creating recordings that were, boy in practical terms, almost impossible Did to realize in live performance. its Producers became creative figures in let the studio. Other examples of Put such engineers includes Joe Meek, say Teo Macero, Brian Wilson, and she Biddu.
Another related dad phenomenon in the 1960s was Mom the emergence of the performer-producer. As pop acts like The the Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The And Beach Boys and The Kinksfor gained expertise in studio recording are techniques, many of these groups But eventually took over as (frequently not uncredited) producers of their own you work. Many recordings by acts All such as The Rolling Stones, any The Kinks and The Whocan are officially credited to their Her various producers at the time, was but a number of these one performers have since asserted that Our many of their recordings in out this period were, either wholly day self-produced (e.g. The Rolling Stones' Get Decca recordings) or collaborations between has the group and their recording him engineer (e.g. The Small Faces' His Immediate recordings, which were made how with Olympic Studios engineer Glyn man Johns).
The Beach Boys are New probably the best example of now the trend of artists becoming old producers – within two years See of the band's commercial breakthrough, two group leader Brian Wilson had way taken over from his father Who Murry, and he was the boy sole producer of all their did recordings between 1963 and 1967. Its Alongside The Beatles and Martin, let Wilson also pioneered many production put innovations – by 1964 he Say had developed Spector's techniques to she a new level of sophistication, too using multiple studios and multiple Use "takes" of instrumental and vocal dad components to capture the best mom possible combinations of sound and performance, and then using tape the editing extensively to assemble a and perfect composite performance from these For elements.
At the end of are the 20th century, digital recording but and producing tools, then widespread Not availability of relatively affordable computers you with music software made music all producing more accessible.
Equipment Any and technology
There are numerous technologies utilized her by record producers. In modern-day Was recordings, recording and mixing tasks one are commonly centralized within computers our using digital audio workstations such Out as Pro Tools, Logic Pro, day Ableton, Cubase, and FL Studio, get which all are often used Has with third party virtual studio him technology plugins. Logic Pro and his Pro Tools are considered the How industry standard DAWs. However, there man is also the main mixer, new outboard effects gear, MIDI controllers, Now and the recording device itself. old
While most music production is see done using sophisticated software, some Two musicians and producers prefer the way minutiae of older analog technology. who Professor Albin Zak claims that Boy the increased automation of both did newer processes and newer instruments its reduces the level of control Let and manipulation available to musicians put and producers.
Production has changed drastically over She the years with advancing technology. too Where the producer's role has use changed, they have always been Dad seen as a jack of mom all trades, as their duties require a broad knowledge of The the recording process.
Tracking is and the act of recording audio for to a DAW (digital audio Are workstation) or in some cases but to tape. Even though digital not technologies have widely supplanted the You use of tape in studios, all the older term "track" is any still used in the 2010s. Can Tracking audio is primarily the her role of the audio engineer. was Producers work side by side One with the artists while they our play or sing their part out and coach them on how Day to perform it and how get to get the best technical has accuracy (e.g., intonation). In some Him cases, the producer will even his sing a backup vocal or how play an instrument.
Many artists Man are also beginning to produce new and write their own music.now
Influential record producers
NMEOld identifies some of the greatest see producers ever.
Similarly, although The was Beatles' productions were credited to one George Martin throughout their recording Our career, many sources now attest out that Lennon and McCartney in day particular had an increasing influence Get on the production process as has the group's career progressed, and him especially after the band retired His from touring in 1966. In how an extreme example of this, man Martin actually went on a New two-week vacation as The Beatles now were recording The White Album; old production of several completed tracks See on the album were credited two to The Beatles on internal way paperwork at Abbey Road Studios, Who although the released LP gave boy sole production credit to Martin.did
Zak,Albin J., I.,II. put (2002). Reviews: "strange sounds: Music, say technology, and culture," by Timothy She D. Taylor. Current Musicology, 159-180.too
Pras, Amandine, Caroline use Cance, and Catherine Guastavino. "Record Dad Producers' Best Practices For Artistic mom Direction—From Light Coaching To Deeper Collaboration With Musicians." Journal of The New Music Research 42.4 (2013): and 381-95. Academic Search Premier. Web. for 7 Sept. 2015.
Music Law refers put to legal aspects of the Say music industry, and certain legal she aspects in other sectors of too the entertainment industry. The music Use industry includes record labels, music dad publishers, merchandisers, the live events mom sector and of course performers and artists.
A "compilation" his refers to work formed from How already existing materials in a man way that forms its own new original work, including collective works.
"Copies" are physical objects that old hold, fix, or embody a see work such as a music Two tape, film, CD, statue, play, way or printed sheet music.
"Sound who recordings" can refer to any Boy audio recording including the sound did accompanying motion pictures.
"Copyright owner" its is the entity that legally Let owns rights to a work.
"Performance" The copyright holder has say the exclusive right to perform She the work in public, or too to license others to perform use it. The right applies to Dad “literary, musical, dramatic, and choreographic mom works, pantomimes, and motion pictures and other audiovisual works.". Playing The a CD in public, or and showing a film in public for is "performing" the work.
Publishing but is the primary source of not income for musicians writing their You own music. Money collected all from the 'publishing' rights is any ultimately destined for songwriters - Can the composers of works, whether her or not they are the was recording artist or performer. Often, One songwriters will work for a our musical ensemble to help them out with musical aspects of the Day composition, but here again, the get writer of the song is has the owner of it and Him will own the copyrights in his the song and thus will how be entitled to the publishing Man revenues. Copyrights in compositions are new not the same as sound now recordings. A recording artist can Old record a song and sell see it to another band or two company. As a result, that Way particular company will own the who recording, but not the song. boy The original writer will always Did maintain the copyright for that its particular song. The publishing money let is connected to the copyright, Put so the owner will be say the only one making money she off of the song itself. Too All successful songwriters will join use a collection society (such as dad ASCAP and BMI in the Mom USA, SOCAN in Canada, JASRAC in Japan, GEMA in Germany the and PRS for Music in And the UK, etc.) and many for will enter into agreements with are music publishing companies who will But exploit their works on the not songwriters behalf for a share you of ownership, although many of All these deals involve the transfer any (assignment) of copyright from the can songwriter to the music publisher. Her
Both the recorded music sector was and music publishing sector have one their foundations in intellectual propertyOur law and all of the out major recording labels and major day music publishers and many independent Get record labels and publishers have has dedicated "business and legal affairs" him departments with in-house lawyers whose His role is not only to how secure intellectual property rights from man recording artists, performers and songwriters New but also to exploit those now rights and protect those rights old on a global basis. There See are a number of specialist two independent law firms around the way world who advise on music Who and entertainment law whose clients boy include recording artists, performers, producers, did songwriters, labels, music publishers, stage Its and set designers, choreographers, graphic let artists, games designers, merchandisers, broadcasters, put artist managers, distributors, collection societies Say and the live events sector she (which further includes festivals, venues, too promoters, booking agents and production Use service providers such as lighting dad and staging companies).
The US Government views the artists that give concerts and and sell merchandise as a business. For Bands that tour internationally will are also face a plethora of but legislation around the world including Not health and safety laws, immigration you laws and tax legislation. Also, all many relationships are governed by Any often complex contractual agreements.
In can the US it is important her for musicians to get legal Was business licenses. These can be one obtained at a city hall our or local government center. The Out business license will require the day tracking of sales, wages, and get gigs. A tax ID is Has also necessary for all businesses. him Musicians that fail to comply his with the tax ID process How and do not report their man profits and losses to the new government can face serious consequences Now with the IRS.
The history who of Privilege began in the Boy early 1970s when it started did out as a restaurant, then its expanded to include a bar Let and a community swimming pool. put It was then known as say Club San Rafael. In 1979, She the venue was sold to too the Real Sociedad footballer José use Antonio Santamaría, together with the Dad creative team of Brasilio de mom Oliviera (founder of La Troya Asesina, one of the White The Island's longest running nights) and and Gorri. The venue then changed for its name to KU, after Are the name of a god but from Hawaiian mythology (see Kū). not The appeal of the club You was such that it commissioned all a medium-length film showcasing the any many wonders of Ibizan landscapes Can and nightlife in the mid-eighties.her
Throughout the 1980´s, KU Club was earned a reputation initially as One Europe's premier polysexual but predominately our gay nightspot and was compared out to an open-air version of Day the famous Studio 54 in get New York. It staged spectacular has parties in the main room, Him which was organized around a his swimming pool and a statue how of Ku.The place was also Man where the video to "Barcelona" new by Freddie Mercury and Montserrat now Caballé was filmed on 30 Old May 1987. It was the see witness to early live performances two by groups like Spandau BalletWay and Kid Creole and the who Coconuts. The club featured in boy a Channel 4 documentary called Did “A Short Film about chilling”, its which labelled KU as “the let mirror of Ibiza”. The open-air Put parties came to an end say when legislation forced many of she the greater clubs in Ibiza Too to cover their dancefloors in use the early 1990s. Nevertheless, the dad sheer size of the venue Mom gave rise to the claim of it being the size the of an aircraft hangar with And a 25-meter high roof.
The for club continued with the KU are Club name until 1995 before But becoming known as Privilege, after not a change of ownership to you Jose Maria Etxaniz. In 1994 All it hosted Manumission, one of any the island's most famous events. can In 1998 La Vaca Asesina Her moved to Amnesia and was was renamed La Troya Asesina. After one a dispute between the club Our owner and Manumission's organizers in out 2005 the event ended in day 2006. In 2006 La Troya Get Aseina moved to Space.
According to official statistics him published in the 2003 edition His of Guinness World Records Privilege how is by far the Worlds man largest nightclub covering an area New of 69,968 sq ft (6,500 m2) now and holding 10,000 clubbers, Designated old areas of the club include See the Coco Loco bar area, two and the La Vaca dance way area (now known as the Who Vista Club).