The Cambridge companion to electronic music

Collins, Nick and d'Escrivan, Julio, eds. (2007) The Cambridge companion to electronic music. Cambridge companions to music . Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. ISBN 9780521868617

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Abstract

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 concrète 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.

Item Type: Book
Schools and Departments: School of Engineering and Informatics > Informatics
Subjects: M Music. Literature on music. Musical instruction and study > M Music
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA0075 Electronic computers. Computer science
Depositing User: Chris Keene
Date Deposited: 30 Aug 2007
Last Modified: 15 Apr 2015 14:30
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/1296
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