Electronic music

systems, techniques, and controls

Author: Allen Strange

Publisher: William C Brown Pub

ISBN: 9780697036025

Category: Music

Page: 274

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Acquaints composers, musicians, and music lovers with the technical aspects of electronic music production
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The Art and Technique of Electroacoustic Music

Author: Peter Elsea

Publisher: A-R Editions, Inc.

ISBN: 0895797410

Category: Music

Page: 513

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Electroacoustic music is now in the mainstream of music, pervading all styles from the avant-garde to pop. Even classical works are routinely scored on a computer and a synthesized demo is a powerful tool for previewing a piece. The fundamental skills of electroacoustic composition are now as essential to a music student as ear training and counterpoint. The Art and Technique of Electroacoustic Music provides a detailed approach those fundamental skills. In this book Peter Elsea explores the topic from the fundamentals of acoustics through the basics of recording, composition with the tools of music concreté, and music production with MIDI instruments, softsynths and digital audio Workstations. Later sections of the book cover synthesis in depth and introduce high powered computer composition languages including Csound, ChucK, and Max/MSP. A final section presents the challenges and techniques of live performance. This book can be used as a text for undergraduate courses and also as a guide for self-learning.
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The Theory and Technique of Electronic Music

Author: Miller Puckette

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9812700773

Category: Music

Page: 331

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Develops both the theory and the practice of synthesizing musical sounds using computers. This work contains chapters that starts with a theoretical description of one technique or problem area and ends with a series of working examples, covering a range of applications. It is also suitable for computer music researchers.
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Electronic and Experimental Music

Technology, Music, and Culture

Author: Thom Holmes

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317410238

Category: Music

Page: 562

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Electronic and Experimental Music: Technology, Music, and Culture provides a comprehensive history of electronic music, covering key composers, genres, and techniques used in analog and digital synthesis. This textbook has been extensively revised with the needs of students and instructors in mind. The reader-friendly style, logical organization, and pedagogical features of the fifth edition allow easy access to key ideas, milestones, and concepts. New to this edition: • A companion website, featuring key examples of electronic music, both historical and contemporary. • Listening Guides providing a moment-by-moment annotated exploration of key works of electronic music. • A new chapter—Contemporary Practices in Composing Electronic Music. • Updated presentation of classic electronic music in the United Kingdom, Italy, Latin America, and Asia, covering the history of electronic music globally. • An expanded discussion of early experiments with jazz and electronic music, and the roots of electronic rock. • Additional accounts of the vastly under-reported contributions of women composers in the field. • More photos, scores, and illustrations throughout. The companion website features a number of student and instructor resources, such as additional Listening Guides, links to streaming audio examples and online video resources, PowerPoint slides, and interactive quizzes.
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The Contemporary Violin

Extended Performance Techniques

Author: Patricia Strange,Allen Strange

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 1461664101

Category: Music

Page: 350

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Written by a composer and a musician, The Contemporary Violin offers a unique menu of avant-garde musical possibilities that both performers and composers will enjoy exploring. Allen and Patricia Strange's comprehensive study critically examines extended performance techniques found in the violin literature of the latter half of the twentieth century. Drawing from both published and private manuscripts, the authors present extended performance options for the acoustic, modified, electric, and MIDI violin, with signal processing and computer-related techniques, and include more than 400 notated examples.
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The Synthesizer

A Comprehensive Guide to Understanding, Programming, Playing, and Recording the Ultimate Electronic Music Instrument

Author: Mark Vail

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199334862

Category: Music

Page: 432

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Electronic music instruments weren't called synthesizers until the 1950s, but their lineage began in 1919 with Russian inventor Lev Sergeyevich Termen's development of the Etherphone, now known as the Theremin. From that point, synthesizers have undergone a remarkable evolution from prohibitively large mid-century models confined to university laboratories to the development of musical synthesis software that runs on tablet computers and portable media devices. Throughout its history, the synthesizer has always been at the forefront of technology for the arts. In The Synthesizer: A Comprehensive Guide to Understanding, Programming, Playing, and Recording the Ultimate Electronic Music Instrument, veteran music technology journalist, educator, and performer Mark Vail tells the complete story of the synthesizer: the origins of the many forms the instrument takes; crucial advancements in sound generation, musical control, and composition made with instruments that may have become best sellers or gone entirely unnoticed; and the basics and intricacies of acoustics and synthesized sound. Vail also describes how to successfully select, program, and play a synthesizer; what alternative controllers exist for creating electronic music; and how to stay focused and productive when faced with a room full of instruments. This one-stop reference guide on all things synthesizer also offers tips on encouraging creativity, layering sounds, performance, composing and recording for film and television, and much more.
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Electronic and Computer Music

An Annotated Bibliography

Author: Robert L. Wick

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: N.A

Category: Music

Page: 198

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A handy desk reference that presents a core bibliography for study, composition, and performance in a contemporary field that is currently merging the concepts of "electronic" and "computer."
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