Post-Folklorism In The Computer Мusic Field: On Interrelation Of Music Cultures In Computer Technological Space

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Irina B. Gorbunova , Svetlana V. Mezentseva


The work is devoted to the problem of preservation and existence of musical folklore at the current stage with the use of the possibilities of music computer technologies. The concepts of "folklorism," "post-folklorism," "musical folklorism" are considered and the term "music-computer post-folklorism" is proposed, reflecting, in the authors’ opinion, one of the facets of the existence of folklore in contemporary creativity. Music computer technologies are a special field for functioning of musical folklore, which determine the possibility of interaction of musical cultures with the potential of expanding the instrument palette by introducing new timbres, intonation models, ready-made passages ("samples"), which allow you to compose, arrange music in a new sound space.

The preservation of traditional musical culture is seen in a certain kind of "construction," the reconstruction of rare and lost timbres, sounds and sound spaces, as well as the expansion of the existing tool palette. Music-computer arrangements and work in a sequencer are considered in terms of a special type of folklore (music-computer post-folklorism). It is noted that the music computer is a kind of mirror of human mind. In the perspective of the work, the development of an integrative model for the semantic space of music seems promising. Emphasis is placed on the need to replenish the "music computer bank" with timbres of folk musical instruments of the peoples of Russia and the world, as well as the need to create hardware instruments and a software environment that allow reproducing these timbres. Music computer technologies are recognized as an instrument with great potential for exploring, preserving of the creation, designing and "modeling" of sound space. The special "translational, communication" potential of music computer technologies and the prospects of returning the timbres of traditional phono-instruments to the treasury of world culture are emphasized.

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