Overview:

For each week in our course, you will consider music as a cultural artifact and be

assigned either a piece of music or a specific musical artist to explore and analyze for

the week. 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.

In addition to your etextbook, you should expect to complete some research online to

respond to these questions. Be sure to use vetted resources—if you aren’t sure what a

reliable source is, remember, you can use the CRAP test to determine if your source is

reliable!

Resources that might help you:

 What is electronica music?. (2019). worldatlas.

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.

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Unit 6 – Electronica – Music as a Cultural Artifact – Guided Listening Assignment

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.

Be sure to read the criteria by which your work will be evaluated before you write

and again after you write.

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