Ideas for a Musicology of Electroacoustic Musics: Notes to a Reading of Landy

Carlos Palombini

Visiting Lecturer in Music
Universidade Federal de Pernambuco


The musicology of electroacoustic music has been reviewed by Landy (1999) in accordance with the traditional division of the discipline: historical musicology, systematic musicology and ethnomusicology, plus critical musicology. Because electroacoustic music cannot accept some tenets of Western art music, its musicology is necessarily critical. A study of musique concrète illustrates this. Electroacoustic music and its musicology are isomorphs.