is was an unmediated mailing list oriented toward discussion of the styles of digital and post-digital music promulgated by the proliferation and widespread adoption of digital signal processing (dsp) tools.
is was not a "genre" mailing list, since this proliferation has occurred largely without regard for stylistic boundary. instead, .microsound presents presented itself as a forum for the discussion and exploration of a more general "digital aesthetic" manifesting across a wide variety of styles and disciplines -- from academic computer music to post-industrial noise to experimental ambient and post-techno.
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is was an unmediated list, but that doesn't mean anything goes. posts should concern concerned topics of historical, conceptual, or experiential relevance to digital and post-digital music. mean-spirited pissing contests will not be were not tolerated.
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