Some thoughts on globalization and new musical aesthetics

Happy New Year, Ramblers!

Through December, I wrote a four-part series for NewMusicBox on the subject of the effects of globalization on the aesthetics of contemporary music. The last of those posts went online yesterday, and you can get to them all through these links:

Part 1: Silk Road and global collaborations

In which I consider a critique of the ideal of global hybridization.

Part 2: Networked music

In which I assess the limits of networked musics as an aesthetic model of contemporary globalization.

Part 3: Embodiment and mobility

In which I look at artistic nomadism and some of its musical manifestations.

Part 4: Archipelagos

In which I tentatively introduce Édouard Glissant’s concept of the archipelago as a means to understanding some recent works of music.

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