Selected philosophical and cultural problems associated with World Music and Sound Art – an inquiry about ideological relationships

Paulina Tendera


The intention of this article is provide a preliminary comparison of two areas of music which are frequently associated with one another – in pieces of opinion journalism, in reviews, and sometimes on the stage – however, contrary to superficial intuitions, they differ from each other considerably – not only in their cultural sources and philosophical premise but also in the final sound-related and music-related result, which may be heard during concerts. Both musical trends are a result of ideological transformations within the world of music, but the reasons for which they arose are extremely different. Let this article serve the purpose of posing questions and making an attempt at outlining the differences between World Music and Sound Art.

Słowa kluczowe: World Music, Sound Art, American Culture, philosophy of music, transculturalism

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