Computer Music: Synthesis, Composition, and Performance

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Schirmer Books, 1997 - Education - 455 pages
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First published in 1985, Computer Music has been embraced worldwide as the best available introduction to the use of computer synthesis in musical composition. This new edition of Computer Music builds on the foundation of the original book to address the revolution in computing technology that has put computer music within the reach of all, including the availability of powerful personal computers at low cost, the development of user-friendly software, and the establishment of the MIDI interface for digital control of music hardware. Many new compositional examples are included, and current trends in performance practice are described. In short, this book serves as a thorough introduction to the world of computer music - synthesis, composition, and performance - written in such a way that music students can understand it.

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Lots of technical details on the creation of computer music. While this may turn off most readers, it does provide great insight into the amazing amount of thought and detail avant garde composers put ... Read full review

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