Electric Sound The Past and Promise of Electronic Music

ISBN-10: 0133032310

ISBN-13: 9780133032314

Edition: 1997

Authors: Joel Chadabe
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Description: With a truly global perspective, this vivid and readable narrative provides a comprehensive overview of the history of electronic music. The author draws upon his combined experience as composer, performer, researcher, entrepreneur, and teacher to provide insight into every aspect of electronic music, including the music itself, the instruments, and the business. Based on more than 150 interviews with leaders in the field, this book allows readers to understand how and why the musicians, engineers and businessmen did what they did to develop the modern synthesizer to its current state.

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Book details

List price: $191.20
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 11/6/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 370
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Preface
Acknowledgments
The pioneers in the first half of the twentieth century
The Early Instruments
Tape music and related technology, in the studio and in performance
The Great Opening Up of Music to All Sounds
Expansion of the Tape Music Idea
Out of the Studios
Digital technology and synthesizer concepts come together
Computer Music
Synthesizers
The MIDI World
Where are we in the development of performance devices and sound generators?
Inputs and Controls
Making Sound
Ideas emerge for an interactive instrument
Automata
Interaction
Summaries and speculations
Where Are We Going?
Notes on Sources and Materials
Index
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