This book presents an ethnography of the Institut de Recherche et de Coordination Acoustique/Musique (IRCAM) as part of a detailed and critical examination of the social and cultural character of one important area of the contemporary musical avant-garde. The ethnography is combined with discursive characterizations of musical modernism and postmodernism, which are the historical traditions that underlie IRCAM's aesthetics. The motives of this study concern the state of contemporary serious music and composition, and cultural anthropology.
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