Digital Music Becomes (more) Rhizomatic: Evolutionary Traits of The Music Industry – MTT – Music Think Tank

Digital Music Becomes (more) Rhizomatic: Evolutionary Traits of The Music Industry – MTT – Music Think Tank.

Deleuze and Guattari’s concept of the rhizome is the opposite to what is called tree thinking – the idea that there is central stem or root ‘which plots a point, fixes an order.’ (Deleuze and Guattari. A Thousand Plateaus. pg 5) There is structure, like an orchestra. The rhizome is heterogeneous, it can extend in all directions with any part becoming inter-connected to anything else at any point.  An improvisation group is a good example of a rhizome – idea’s bounce off each member of the group, they expand in all and any direction.

This is a really good article explaining how digital music is becoming more rhizomatic.

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  1. […] “rhizomatic music” produced this short piece which is along the lines I was thinking – that improv and jazz are pretty rhizomatic, the […]

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