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Acousmatic music


Acousmatic music is a form of electroacoustic music that is specifically composed for presentation using speakers, as opposed to a live performance. It stems from a compositional tradition that dates back to the introduction of musique concrète in the late 1940s. Unlike musical works that are realised using sheet music exclusively, compositions that are purely acousmatic often exist solely as audio recordings, also referred to as fixed media.

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Google previewThe Hutchinson Concise Dictionary of Music (2014)

by Barrie Jones

acousmatic music music in which the composer uses electronic or computer-based means to shape sounds directly, without the use of notation or performers.

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