Ben Ramsay's analysis of ‘Internal Clock’ by Monolake

Analyst's name: 
Ben Ramsay
Year of analysis: 
2012
Composition title: 
Internal Clock

Monolake’s ‘Internal Clock’ was released on the 2009 album ‘Silence’ on the Imbalance Computer Music label from Berlin, Germany. The piece is an outstanding example of where contemporary dance music, which some might call electronica or IDM, crosses over with acousmatic composition traditions.

This analysis aims to explore how we might apply current acousmatic music theory to explain some of the sounds, shapes and arrangements within the field of IDM and less conventional forms of electronic dance music. 

 

References: 

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Landy, L. (2007). Understanding The Art Of Sound Organization. Chicago, MIT Press.

Smalley, D. (1997). "Spectromorphology: explaining sound-shapes." Organised Sound 2(2): 107-126.