The Network as Niche

Prior, David (2017) The Network as Niche. Journal of Music, Technology and Education, 10 (2-3). pp. 289-303. ISSN 17527066

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Abstract / Summary

As telematic music emerges as a medium distinct from that of live performance, broadcast or recorded music, we are in a privileged position to experience it in its naïve form. This article investigates where these distinctions reside and starts by considering the ways in which telematic music systems mediate the music made with them. It then turns to Anthony Chemero’s rendering of William Gibson’s theory of affordances, imagining Online Orchestra as an ‘environment’, or musical habitat. Rather than focusing on spurious notions of the fixed properties of the media that comprise this environment, attention is given to the relations between the various mediating forms within the system, whether they be performers, audiences or technical media.

Item Type: Article
Identification Number: 10.1386/jmte.10.2-3.289_1
Uncontrolled Keywords: Online Orchestra; telematic performance; mediation; affordance; network; niche
ISSN: 17527066
Subjects: Communication > Media > Digital Media
Education
Music > Musical Performance
Courses by Department: Academy of Music & Theatre Arts > Music
Depositing User: Michael Rofe
Date Deposited: 23 Jan 2018 11:17
Last Modified: 23 Jan 2018 12:35
URI: http://repository.falmouth.ac.uk/id/eprint/2799

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