Editions Allia

Modulations - Une histoire de la musique électronique

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This book is written in French.<br><br>“By integrating the sounds of the city into their music, by tampering with the heart of their machines, by diving head first into mysterious universes, by reactivating forgotten rituals and by imagining new identities, these musicians have opened up to the idea that the machine, supposed to dehumanize us, may very well, in fact, make us more human. ”

If you are looking for something in common between Daft Punk and Karlheinz Stockhausen, Giorgio Moroder and Aphex Twin, Public Enemy and Brian Eno, look no further: they are all part of the greatest musical adventure of the late XNUMXth century (and of the beginning of this century), that of electronic music. From Italian futurism to the sound deconstruction works of house or downtempo musicians, from the assemblies of magnetic tapes of the precursors of concrete music to the brutal extremism of the gabber and the padded softness of the ambient, by the way. by the fulgurances of the pioneers of hip-hop music and the electro-funk visions of the inventors of techno from Detroit, Modulations is the first reasoned history of this music published in France. Each chapter, written by a specialist who is both sonic lover and scholarly critic, covers a period of their development or a branch of their creative endeavor. Appendices complete the panorama by dwelling on the most important subgenres and related styles, while interview transcriptions give voice to the actors themselves. Addressing the neophyte as much as the enlightened amateur, Modulations offers the reader the keys to understand the text and the context of a music that has revolutionized our approach both to composition and to musical listening, by reconciling before -guard and general public.

French
17 x 22 cm
352 pages
Edtions Allia
2004

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