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Electronic music (was Re: Is there a moderator here?)
I think I disagree with you Richard. Not that I think your list isn't
great, I just think it's important to start with people that are more
current (I should have also listed Boards of Canada and Radiohead, then
Kraftwork and so on...) and relevant to what's happening today. Then you
go back and find the root, when you have some context. No? When I've
tried to go to the root of things without an understanding of what's
happening, I find myself having a difficult time getting a fix
sometimes. This happened to me with Indian Music. It didn't resonate
with me at first. I then started getting dribs and drabs translated via
George Harrison and other pop artists. The sound intrigued me, so then I
went to the source and it made sense because I had some "bridge" between
my culture's music and traditional Indian music.
I'm not saying everyone's the same, but when digging, you start at the
top of the hole, not the bottom. Of course, this analogy may make no
sense at all. It's all good.
Richard Zvonar wrote:
> alex millar wrote:
> what is the great music that I should listen to?
> At 12:31 PM -0800 11/17/02, Mark wrote:
> >I'd probably start with anything you can find from Brian Eno.
> I'd start about 50 or so years earlier than Eno and listen to the
> pioneers of electronic music, including Leon Theremin, Pierre Schafer
> and Pierre Henry, Louis and Bebe Barron, Karlheinz Stockhausen,
> Edgard Varese, Vladimir Ussachevsky and Otto Luening, John Cage and
> David Tudor, Morton Subotnick, Pauline Oliveros, Terry Riley, Steve
> Reich, Todd Dockstader, Luciano Berio, Mario Davidovsky, Milton
> Babbit, Luigi Nono, Iannis Xenakis, et al.
> Richard Zvonar, PhD
> (818) 788-2202