This week, you will be listening to music that is considered “electronica.” As you have read this week, technology moved at a fast pace from the 70s all the way through to the present day. For our gu

This week, you will be listening to music that is considered “electronica.”  As you have read this week, technology moved at a fast pace from the 70s all the way through to the present day. For our guided listening this week, we will be exploring these new technologies. Be sure to read through the entire page, as this particular assignment is formatted slightly different compared to our previous guided listening assignments.

Resources that might help you: • What is electronica music?. (2019). worldatlas.

Campbell, M. (2019). Popular music in America. 5th ed. 

Chapter 17: Electronica and Rap (pgs. 312-331)

Instructions: Part 1: Electronica

 • Answer the following question: o Define Electronica.

 Part 2: Chance Music

 • On the internet or your phone, listen to ONE the following examples of antecedents of electronica. Those composers used totally electronic sounds, taped small segments of sounds and wrote music in fragments. They would often leave the order of performance up to the performer, and this would change from performance to performance. This is known as chance music.

 o Karlheniz Stockhausen, “Mikrophonie”  

o Milton Babbitt, “Ensembles for Synthesizer” 

 o John Cage, “Imaginary Landscape No. 1”

  o Edgar Varese, “Poeme electronique”

 • After listening to your selection, answer the following questions in a word document:

 o Define the musical term: Chance Music.

 o Share a brief biography of the composer that you chose.

 o What is the date that the original music was written? What is the date that this original recording was made/released ? 

o Are sequencers and loops used in these recordings? If so, how?

o What was your favorite thing about the performances/recordings? 

 o What emotions did the performances/recordings make you feel when you heard it? 

Part 3: Ambient Music

 • Ambient music goes back to the 1970s, is considered “atmospheric music.” On the internet or your phone, listen to ONE of these artists:  

o Brian Eno, “Music for Airports” 

 o Pink Floyd, “Astronomy Domine”  

o Kraftwerk, “Roberter”

  o Tangerine Dream, “Stratosfear” 

• After listening to your selection, answer the following questions in a word document: 

o Define the musical term: Ambient.

 o Share a brief biography of the artist/ensemble that you chose.

 o What is the date that the original music was written? What is the date that this original recording was made/released ?

 o Are sequencers and loops used in these recordings? If so, how?

 o What was your favorite thing about the performances/recordings?  

o What emotions did the performances/recordings make you feel when you heard it?

Part 4: More Mainstream Electronica 

• By the mid-1990s, electronica began to “chart” and electronic elements began to merge with tock, tap and other pop elements to create a new fusion. On the internet or your phone, listen to ONE of these artists: 

 o Nine Inch Nails, “Ghosts IV” 

 o Moby, “South Side”  

 o Bjork, “Bachelorette” 

  o Chemical Brothers, “Block Rockin’ Beats” 

 o Trent Reznor

• After listening to your selection, answer the following questions in a word document: 

o Share a brief biography of the artist you chose.

 o What is the date that the original music was written? What is the date that this original recording was made/released ?

 o Are sequencers and loops used in these recordings? If so, how? 

o What was your favorite thing about the performances/recordings?  

o What emotions did the performances/recordings make you feel when you heard it?

Requirements:

 • Three to four pages in length, excluding the Reference page. • APA format, including an in-text citation for referenced works. • At least four resources. 

Please include references 







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