Organised Sound

Electronic music and life 1

a1 Electronic Music Foundation, 116 Northlake Ave, Albany, NY 12206, USA E-mail:

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At any moment in the history of a particular culture, there exists a dominant paradigm, an idea in the air, that expresses the way the world works. These paradigms are general and their manifestations are interdisciplinary, first expressed as structures, relationships and processes in the avant gardes of all fields, then gradually accepted as a norm by almost everyone.


1 Based on a paper written for the conference, ‘Electroacoustic Musics: A Century of Innovation’, 15–17 October 2003, Paris.