EBOOK READ Groove AUTHOR Mark Abel Author Mark Abel
A very interesting book though difficult at times The author does I think a great job of sympathetically presenting the aesthetic positions of earlier writers Bergson Schulz and Adorno in particular before offering his own nuanced and compelling counterarguments Abel takes the pieces of these earlier writers ideas which he finds valuable and combines them his the pieces of these earlier writers ideas which he finds valuable and combines them with his historical and experience as a performing musicianThat the author is a musician is pretty obvious and he uite correctly identifies serious flaws in the critiues of earlier writers which seem to stem largely from their not being musicians Abel counters the elitist attitude that can be summed up as popular music bad artsy music good with jazz music taking the prime place as an example of pop music due largely to the time period
in which the critiued authors were writing but which the critiued authors were writing but doubt also because Abel. What is the relationship between music and time How does musical rhythm express our social experience of time In Groove An Aesthetic of Measured Time Mark Abel explains the rise to prominence in Western music of a new way of organizing rhythm groo. ,
Is a jazz musician There was I believe one major flop in Abel s reasoning right at the very end of the book While he had been so successful in defending popular forms of 20th century music as being than mere capitulations to capitalist commodification he seems to fall into exactly the same as being than mere capitulations to capitalist commodification he seems to fall into exactly the same that he identifies in earlier writers when he appears to dismiss computer composed dance music for lacking completely in a subjective aspect and representing only an objective beat without syncopation and by necessity unifying and without multi
PART COMPOSITION WHILE THIS MAKES UPcomposition While this makes up than a paragraph at the very end of the book it was uite disappointing as it demonstrated the same lack of understanding he was rightly critical of in Bergson and Adorno s criticisms of jazz Electronic music and even narrowly dance music is extremely diverse and is as much a reflection of the emerging. Ve He provides a historical account *of its emergence around the turn of the twentieth century and *its emergence around the turn of the twentieth century and the musical components that make it workDrawing on materialist interpretations of art and culture Mark Abel engages with aesthetic arguments. .
Mark Abel Ú 4 review,
Digital culture as jazz was of emerging monopoly capitalism The temporal aesthetics of continuous pulse styles of EDM like techno emerging monopoly capitalism The temporal aesthetics of continuous pulse styles of EDM like techno and DnB are structurally complex and to my view are consciously a musical representation of time as subject than much of the 20th century groove musics which Abel defends as being able to mount a meaningful challenge to the repressive reification of time imposed by industrial capitalism It is the purpose of such musics which are centered around a continuous tempo marked by a bass drum beat characteristic of each purpose of such musics which are centered around a continuous tempo marked by a bass drum beat characteristic of each style to push the regular meter of groove music to its extreme conclusion through an unfailingly regular beat pushing it so far that the tick tock workday experience of time is dissolved completely and replaced by the immediate and social experience of the continuously unfolding moment Which is what rave culture in my. Challenging in particular Adorno's critiue of popular music He concludes that groove does not simply reflect the temporality of contemporary society but by incorporating abstract time into its very structure is capable of effecting a critiue of ,