My personal take on analysis of music in the age of the media player has been published in issue #4 of Blatt 3000 .
The idea for this kind of approach is being put into practice on my Forum of Applied Abstraction. It is all about using audio excerpts instead of parts out of the score.
Read the full text here:
Applied Abstraction in Analysis
As its founder I am very proud that the interactive music blog/forum “Forum of Applied Abstraction” (FAA) is now officially up. It is a website establishing new forms of listening analysis. The idea of using audio examples to explain music instead of scores is at the core of the idea for the FAA. On it, new tools of perception and analysis are put to practice and being tested. It has been a desire of mine for a long time to create a platform where it is possible to talk and write about music with direct access to the audio excerpts in question.
Articles which are hopefully fun to read and informative will follow one after the other. Some friends of mine, among them amazing Johan Svensson, have helped for the forum to gain its current shape and they will be contributing articles through the upcoming months and, hopefully, years to come.
I invite everyone who is interested to go and have a look around on the forum!