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Electric Sound: The Past and Promise of Electronic Music

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Publisher Comments:

With a truly global perspective, this vivid and readable narrative provides a comprehensive overview of the history of electronic music. The author draws upon his combined experience as composer, performer, researcher, entrepreneur, and teacher to provide insight into every aspect of electronic music, including the music itself, the instruments, and the business. Based on more than 150 interviews with leaders in the field, this book allows readers to understand how and why the musicians, engineers and businessmen did what they did to develop the modern synthesizer to its current state.

Synopsis:

The goal of this book is to make the history of electronic music clear for any interested person, whether professional, student, nonelectronic musician, or observer. It tells the story behind the music and instruments, showing not just what happened during one of the most exciting periods in the history of music, but how and why it happened and what it felt like to be there.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 339-363) and index.

Table of Contents

I. THE PIONEERS IN THE FIRST HALF OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY.
 1. The Early Instruments.

II. TAPE MUSIC AND RELATED TECHNOLOGY, IN THE STUDIO AND IN PERFORMANCE.

 2. The Great Opening Up of Music to All Sounds.

 3. Expansion of the Tape Music Idea.

 4. Out of the Studios.

III. DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY AND SYNTHESIZER CONCEPTS COME TOGETHER.

 5. Computer Music.

 6. Synthesizers.

 7. The MIDI World.

IV. WHERE ARE WE IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF PERFORMANCE DEVICES AND SOUND GENERATORS?

 8. Inputs and Controls.

 9. Making Sound.

V. IDEAS EMERGE FOR AN INTERACTIVE INSTRUMENT.

10. Automata.

11. Interaction.

VI. SUMMARIES AND SPECULATIONS...

12. Where Are We Going?

Notes on Sources and Materials.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780133032314
Author:
Chadabe, Joel
Publisher:
Pearson
Location:
Upper Saddle River, N.J. :
Subject:
History and criticism
Subject:
Electronic & Computer
Subject:
Musical Instruments - General
Subject:
Musical Instruments - Keyboard
Subject:
Electronic music
Subject:
Electronic music -- History and criticism.
Subject:
Genres & Styles - Electronic
Subject:
General Music
Subject:
Music-Folk Instruments
Subject:
Music-MIDI and Electronic
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
TN-246
Publication Date:
November 1996
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
370
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.8 in 517 gr

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"Synopsis" by , The goal of this book is to make the history of electronic music clear for any interested person, whether professional, student, nonelectronic musician, or observer. It tells the story behind the music and instruments, showing not just what happened during one of the most exciting periods in the history of music, but how and why it happened and what it felt like to be there.
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