The Aesthetics of Failure: Post-Digital Tendencies in Contemporary Computer Music

  title={The Aesthetics of Failure: Post-Digital Tendencies in Contemporary Computer Music},
  author={Kim Cascone},
  journal={Computer Music Journal},
  • Kim Cascone
  • Published 1 December 2000
  • Art
  • Computer Music Journal
Over the past decade, the Internet has helped spawn a new movement in digital music. It is not academically based, and for the most part the composers involved are self-taught. Music journalists occupy themselves inventing names for it, and some have already taken root: glitch, microwave, DSP, sinecore, and microscopic music. These names evolved through a collection of deconstructive audio and visual techniques that allow artists to work beneath the previously impenetrable veil of digital media… 
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