Computer Music: Synthesis, Composition, and Performance
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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - LibraryThing
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 into their work. It show that it is much much more than just twiddling some knobs to get goofy sounds.
Review: Computer Music: Synthesis, Composition, and PerformanceUser Review - Andrzej - Goodreads
despite the age, excellent book on the subject. Must-read for all (seriously) involved in making computer music. Read full review