Q: How do practitioners of new music define themselves?
A: International New Music English, or INME.
There is a distinct language that composers and performers use to describe themselves, their works, and their interests. This language both reflects and performs the goals and identities of experimental music communities: its use indexes knowledge, authority, connection with an experimental lineage, and perhaps most importantly, a sociolinguistic connection with other practitioners.
Cross-posted from Cacophony Magazine, a Chicago-based contemporary music magazine. Continue reading “INME: International New Music English and Online Identity Formation in Post-Digital Experimental Music”