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Science, Technology, the Music Research Vanguard

Born Georgina

in Rationalizing Culture: IRCAM, Boulez, and the Institutionalization of the Musical Avant-Garde

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520202160
eISBN:
9780520916845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520202160.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

This chapter focuses on the technological research projects of the Institut de Recherche et de Coordination Acoustique/Musique (IRCAM) in the 1984, explaining that, during this time, computer music ... More


Electronic and Computer Music

Peter Manning

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199746392
eISBN:
9780199332496
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199746392.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition, Popular

In this new edition of the classic text on the history and evolution of electronic music, Peter Manning extends the definitive account of the medium from its birth to include key developments from ... More


Introduction: Experimental Music in Buffalo

Renée Levine Packer

in This Life of Sounds: Evenings for New Music in Buffalo

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199730773
eISBN:
9780199863532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730773.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

The introduction traces the genesis of the Center of the Creative and Performing Arts as a forum to remedy the growing disparity that existed between what musicians learned in the conservatories and ... More


Electronic and Computer Music

Peter Manning

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195144840
eISBN:
9780199849802
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195144840.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This is a revised and expanded edition of the classic introduction to electronic and computer music, dealing with the development of electronic and computer music from its birth to the present day. ... More


The Foundations of Computer Music

Peter Manning

in Electronic and Computer Music

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199746392
eISBN:
9780199332496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199746392.003.0010
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition, Popular

This chapter considers the synthesis and signal processing techniques that underpin the development of computer music. During the early phase of computer development, the only tools available to the ... More


Tracking the Design Process

Giovan Francesco Lanzara

in Shifting Practices: Reflections on Technology, Practice, and Innovation

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262034456
eISBN:
9780262332309
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034456.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

Chapter 1 tracks the design of the new computer music system in the computer music laboratory of the Institute. It presents the institutional setting of the Music LOGO project and tracks the early ... More


From Computer Technology to Musical Creativity

Peter Manning

in Electronic and Computer Music

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199746392
eISBN:
9780199332496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199746392.003.0011
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition, Popular

This chapter describes the development of computer music. By the middle of the 1970s, the development of computer music had expanded to embrace not only software synthesis and computer-assisted ... More


The Microprocessor Revolution

Peter Manning

in Electronic and Computer Music

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199746392
eISBN:
9780199332496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199746392.003.0012
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition, Popular

This chapter describes the advent of microprocessors and their impact on the development of computer music. Intel manufactured the first true microprocessor — the 4004 — in 1971. By today's ... More


Computer synthesis of music performance

Johan Sundberg

in Generative Processes in Music: The Psychology of Performance, Improvisation, and Composition

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198508465
eISBN:
9780191687341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198508465.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology

This chapter describes some ingenious studies where a computer ‘learns’ to play expressively by being supplied with a set of rules for modulating timing and loudness in certain musical contexts. ... More


Rationalizing Culture: IRCAM, Boulez, and the Institutionalization of the Musical Avant-Garde

Georgina Born

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520202160
eISBN:
9780520916845
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520202160.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

This book presents an ethnography of a powerful western cultural organization, the renowned Institut de Recherche et de Coordination Acoustique/Musique (IRCAM) in Paris. As a year-long ... More


The Internet

Peter Manning

in Electronic and Computer Music

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199746392
eISBN:
9780199332496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199746392.003.0025
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition, Popular

The Internet has extended its influence in recent years to embrace a significant proportion of the activities associated with everyday life. Whereas many of the functional characteristics of this ... More


Rock and Pop Electronic Music

Peter Manning

in Electronic and Computer Music

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195144840
eISBN:
9780199849802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195144840.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

During the late 1960s, rising expenditure on basic electronic mixing and amplification equipment by the commercial music sector led to the acquisition of increasingly sophisticated studio and stage ... More


From Scratch: Writings in Music Theory

James Tenney

Larry Polansky and Lauren Pratt (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038723
eISBN:
9780252096679
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038723.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

One of the twentieth century's most important musical thinkers, the author did pioneering work in multiple fields, including computer music, tuning theory, and algorithmic and computer-assisted ... More


Conclusion

Peter Manning

in Electronic and Computer Music

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195144840
eISBN:
9780199849802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195144840.003.0022
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

There is a strong argument to the effect that it is no longer relevant to distinguish between “electronic” and “computer” music in considering present day activities. If this view is accepted, the ... More


The Characteristics of Digital Audio

Peter Manning

in Electronic and Computer Music

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199746392
eISBN:
9780199332496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199746392.003.0013
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition, Popular

This chapter discusses the development of digital audio. It shows that the ultimate constraints to fidelity are determined by two primary factors: first, the sampling rate, which determines the audio ... More


Computer music

Jack Copeland and Jason Long

in The Turing Guide

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198747826
eISBN:
9780191916946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198747826.003.0032
Subject:
Computer Science, History of Computer Science

One of Turing’s contributions to the digital age that has largely been overlooked is his groundbreaking work on transforming the computer into a musical ... More


Computer Music Experiences, 1961–1964: (1964)

James Tenney

Larry Polansky, Lauren Pratt, Robert Wannamaker, and Michael Winter (eds)

in From Scratch: Writings in Music Theory

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038723
eISBN:
9780252096679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038723.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

James Tenney reflects on his experiences with computer music during the period 1961–1964. He recalls arriving at the Bell Telephone Laboratories in September 1961 with a number of what he calls ... More


For More New Signals

Douglas Kahn

in Earth Sound Earth Signal: Energies and Earth Magnitude in the Arts

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780520257801
eISBN:
9780520956834
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257801.003.0011
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

Concurrent with the developing plenitude of sounds from the early avant-garde through the experimental arts in the 1960s, exemplified in John Cage’s “For More New Sounds” (1941), was an expansion of ... More


Domesticating gesture: The Collaborative Creative Process of Florence Baschet’s for ‘Augmented’ String Quartet (2006–08)

Nicolas Donin

in Distributed Creativity: Collaboration and Improvisation in Contemporary Music

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780199355914
eISBN:
9780199355945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199355914.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Psychology of Music

As personal and solitary as it may be, the process of composition always implies more than one individual and has many collective dimensions. This chapter presents an ethnographic account of the ... More


Introducing Technology-Based Music Instruction

Jay Dorfman

in Title Pages

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199795581
eISBN:
9780197563175
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199795581.003.0004
Subject:
Education, Educational Equipment and Technology

Mrs. Jones has 14 years of teaching under her belt. She received her music education degree from an excellent state university program and completed a master’s in ... More


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