A Study of Tonal Practises In Electronic Dance Music

TitleA Study of Tonal Practises In Electronic Dance Music
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of PublicationIn Press
Conference NameNinth European Music Analysis Conference
AuthorsFaraldo, Á., Jordà S., & Herrera P.
Conference Start Date27/06/2017
Conference LocationStrasbourg, France
AbstractIn this paper, we present a study of tonal practises in Electronic Dance Music (EDM), an umbrella term referring to a number of subgenres such as house, techno or jungle, originating in the 1980’s and intended for dancing at nightclubs and raves. EDM is produced mainly with electronic equipment and has a strong presence of percussive elements and a steady beat. Based on corpus analysis of audio and midi files, we en-quire what the role of commonplace digital production techniques –such as layering and looping– could be in defining some tonal practises in Electronic Dance Music.
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