Cambridge Companion to Electronic Music

ISBN-10: 0521688655
ISBN-13: 9780521688659
Edition: 2007
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Book details

List price: $35.99
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 12/13/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 314
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.704
Language: English

Musicians are always quick to adopt and explore new technologies. The fast-paced changes wrought by electrification, from the microphone via the analogue synthesiser to the laptop computer, have led to a wide diversity of new musical styles and techniques. Electronic music has grown to a broad field of investigation, taking in historical movements like musique concrte and elecktronische musik, and contemporary trends such as electronic dance music. A fascinating array of composers and inventors have contributed to a diverse set of technologies, practices and music. This book brings together some novel threads through this scene, from the viewpoint of researchers at the forefront of the sonic explorations empowered by electronic technology. The chapters provide accessible and insightful overviews of core topic areas and uncover some hitherto less publicised corners of worldwide movements. Recent areas of intense activity such as audiovisuals, live electronic music, interactivity and network music are actively promoted.

Nick Collins is Lecturer in Music Informatics at the University of Sussex.

List of illustrations and figures
Notes on contributors
Acknowledgements
Chronology
Introduction
Electronic music in context
The origins of electronic music
Electronic music and the studio
Live electronic music
A history of programming and music
Artists' statements I
Laurie Spiegel
Yasunao Tone
John Oswald
Mathias Gmachl (Farmer's Manual)
Erdem Helvacioglu
Pauline Oliveros
Chris Jeffs
Rodrigo Sigal
Mira Calix
Denis Smalley
Seong-Ah Shin
Carsten Nicolai
Warren Burt
Max Mathews
Electronic music in practice
Interactivity and live computer music
Algorithmic composition
Live audiovisuals
Network music
Electronic music and the moving image
Musical robots and listening machines
Artists' statements II
Kevin Saunderson
Kanta Horio
Donna Hewitt
Alejandro Vinao
Bubblyfish
Barry Truax
Lukas Ligeti (Burkina Electric)
Christina Kubisch
Murat Ertel
Adina Izarra
CybOrk
Francis Dhomont
David Behrman
Kevin Blechdom (Kristin Erickson)
Karlheinz Stockhausen
George E. Lewis
Analysis and synthesis
Computer generation and manipulation of sounds
The psychology of electronic music
Trends in electroacoustic music
Notes
References
Index

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