Electronic Music

Author: Nicholas Collins
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107010934
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This accessible Introduction explores both mainstream and experimental electronic music and includes many suggestions for further reading and listening.

Music Technology

Author: Julio d' Escrivan Rincón
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107000807
Format: PDF
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An engaging and user-friendly introduction to the world of music technology, perfect for music students with little technical background.

The Cambridge Companion to Electronic Music

Author: Nick Collins
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107133556
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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 range of new musical styles and techniques. Electronic music has grown to a broad field of investigation, taking in historical movements such as musique concrte and elektronische Musik, and contemporary trends such as electronic dance music and electronica. The first edition of this book won the 2009 Nicolas Bessaraboff Prize as it brought together researchers at the forefront of the sonic explorations empowered by electronic technology to provide accessible and insightful overviews of core topics and uncover some hitherto less publicised corners of worldwide movements. This updated and expanded second edition includes four entirely new chapters, as well as new original statements from globally renowned artists of the electronic music scene, and celebrates a diverse array of technologies, practices and music.

Music Sketches

Author: Friedemann Sallis
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521866480
Format: PDF, Docs
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This introduction provides students and scholars with the information and skills they need when studying composers' sketches.

Postmodernism in Music

Author: Kenneth Gloag
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521151570
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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What is postmodernism? How does it relate to music? This introduction clarifies the concept, providing ways of interpreting postmodern music.

Introduction to Computer Music

Author: Nick Collins
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470714557
Format: PDF, Docs
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This title deals with both the practical use of technology in music and the key principles underpinning the discipline. It targets both musicians exploring computers, and technologists engaging with music, and does so in the confidence that both groups can learn tremendously from the cross-disciplinary encounter.

Living Electronic Music

Author: Simon Emmerson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351217844
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Drawing on recent ideas that explore new environments and the changing situations of composition and performance, Simon Emmerson provides a significant contribution to the study of contemporary music, bridging history, aesthetics and the ideas behind evolving performance practices. Whether created in a studio or performed on stage, how does electronic music reflect what is live and living? What is it to perform 'live' in the age of the laptop? Many performer-composers draw upon a 'library' of materials, some created beforehand in a studio, some coded 'on the fly', others 'plundered' from the widest possible range of sources. But others refuse to abandon traditionally 'created and structured' electroacoustic work. Lying behind this maelstrom of activity is the perennial relationship to 'theory', that is, ideas, principles and practices that somehow lie behind composers' and performers' actions. Some composers claim they just 'respond' to sound and compose 'with their ears', while others use models and analogies of previously 'non-musical' processes. It is evident that in such new musical practices the human body has a new relationship to the sound. There is a historical dimension to this, for since the earliest electroacoustic experiments in 1948 the body has been celebrated or sublimated in a strange 'dance' of forces in which it has never quite gone away but rarely been overtly present. The relationship of the body performing to the spaces around has also undergone a revolution as the source of sound production has shifted to the loudspeaker. Emmerson considers these issues in the framework of our increasingly 'acousmatic' world in which we cannot see the source of the sounds we hear.

Electronic and Computer Music

Author: Peter Manning
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199912599
Format: PDF
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In this new edition of the classic text on the evolution of electronic music, Peter Manning extends the definitive account of the medium from its birth to include key developments from the dawn of the 21st century to the present day. The scope of the many developments that have taken place since the late 1990s are considered in a series of new and updated chapters, including topics such as the development of the digital audio workstation, laptop music, the Internet, and the emergence of new performance interfaces. Emphasizing the functional characteristics of emerging technologies and their influence on the creative development of the medium, Manning covers key developments in both commercial and the non-commercial sectors to provide readers with the most comprehensive resource available on the evolution of this ever-expanding area of creativity.

The Computer Music Tutorial

Author: Curtis Roads
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262680820
Format: PDF
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This text provides a step-by-step introduction to the entire field of computer music techniques. Written for nontechnical as well as technical readers, it uses hundreds of charts, diagrams, screen images, and photographs as well as clear explanations to present basic concepts and terms.

Experimental Music

Author: Michael Nyman
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521653831
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Composer Michael Nyman's classic 1974 account of the postwar experimental tradition in music.