Information & references on 'House' music (Kevin Baker )

Subject: Information & references on 'House' music
From:    Kevin Baker  <klb(at)DMU.AC.UK>
Date:    Tue, 16 Jan 1996 16:26:37 +0000

Dear List, 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 music? 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. Many thanks Kevin L. Baker ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ / Tel(24Hrs) 0116 257 7761 Department of Human Communication \ / Fax 0116 257 7708 De Montfort University, \ / Scraptoft Campus, \ / Leicester LE7 9SU, U.K. \ ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

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