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Information & references on 'House' music
could anyone point me to some interesting references and/or people who
would be helpful in the following.
A student of mine is interested in the following for a project:
House music, along with other forms of modern popular and youth
sub-culture music, relies heavily on rhythm, the repetition of sampled sound
sequences, an intentionally quantised tempo (i.e. with no variation), and
high (loud) volumes. The appeal of this type of music is (apart from those
suggested by the usual social and cultural analyses of youth culture of
rebellion, identity, etc.) to get the listener to dance and to be
'involved' with the music. How can we explain the psychological (i.e.
cognitive and perceptual) and possible physiological appeal of this type of
Possible keywords may be:
'House' music, 'techno', computer music, Dirvish, trance, hypnotic rhythm,
I apologise if this question appears poorly formed. But any help would
be gratefully received.
Kevin L. Baker
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