Post-Digital Aesthetics and the Function of Process

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  • Sonics

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  • Post-Digital Aesthetics and the Function of Process

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  • Keywords: post-digital, aesthetics, audio, neomodernism, sound-in-itself, music, non-intention, glitch
    The theorisation of post-digital aesthetics in music and sound art seems to be split in two contradictory directions. One direction emphasises the foregrounding of digital processes through the use of process-based procedures, while the other tends toward a neo-modernist, sound-in-itself tendency that would seek to obscure the role of process in the work. This paper argues for a re-evaluation of postdigital music and sound art practices from the perspective of non-subjective modes of composition and making, where aesthetic intentions are suspended.

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