MIZUNO Mikako / 水野 みか子
Alternative Perspective towards Japanese History of Electronic Music – Live Electronics in Early vs Latest Days
Edition: Proceedings of the Electroacoustic Music Studies Conference, Sforzando! New York, June 2011, 8 p., www.ems-network.org
Type of media: Article
The term "live-electronics" is to be defined in several phases of Japanese context of 1960’s. In the general history, Japanese 1960’s is defined as highly developing society and preparatory stage for World Fair OSAKA70. The electronic music featured two trends: sounds like tone-cluster and combined sound, and live-electronic performance. After preliminary thinking about the term, I will refer to Group Ongaku, Takehisa Kosugi, Toshi Ichityanagi and Maki Ishii グループ音楽、小杉武久、一柳慧、石井真木. The concept of "live-electronics" is different in each composer in the point of relation between man and machine. To compare with the recent understanding of "live-electronics", some younger composes devoted to interactive music or sound art will be mentioned.