Synopses & Reviews
An Introduction to the Creation of Electroacoustic Music is your complete guide to making music with modern technology. It gives you the background you need to start to pursue your musical inspirations---the theoretical principles, the technological know-how, the practical applications, and the aesthetic considerations.
This text aims to be accessible to students relatively inexperienced with electronic musical technology, while also sufficiently detailed for technical and musical achievement. Furthermore, it stresses the notion that, despite all the attention given to technique, the principal goal is musical expression.
Discography: p. 422-429. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Table of Contents
1. From Sound to Electricity, and Back. 2. Music from Tape Recorders. 3. Digital Recording. 4. Multiple-Track Recording and Mixing. 5. The Musical Instrument Digital Interface. 6. Advanced MIDI Networks. 7. Tone Colors. 8. Analog Sound Synthesis. 9. Digital Sound Sampling and Synthesis. 10. Composing Electroacoustic Music. 11. The Audience for Electroacoustic Music. 12. Technology and Music: From the Past to the Future. Appendices. Index.