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Inner Sound: Altered States of Consciousness in Electronic Music and Audio-Visual Media

Jonathan Weinel


Inner Sound explores how altered states of consciousness have shaped the design of electronic music and audio-visual media. The book begins by discussing consciousness, and how this may change during states such as dreaming, psychedelic experience, meditation, and trance. Next, a variety of shamanic traditions are reviewed, in order to explore how indigenous societies have reflected visionary experiences through visual art and music. This provides the necessary background from which to consider how analogue and digital audio technologies enable specific capabilities for representing or inducin ... More

Keywords: electronic music, audio-visual media, altered states, video games, virtual reality, shamanism, psychedelics, trance, electronic dance music, visual music

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780190671181
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190671181.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jonathan Weinel, author
Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Computer Music and Arts, Glyndwr University