The Oxford Handbook of Computer Music

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Roger T. Dean
Oxford University Press, Sep 16, 2009 - Music - 624 pages
The Oxford Handbook of Computer Music offers a state-of-the-art cross-section of the most field-defining topics and debates in computer music today. A unique contribution to the field, it situates computer music in the broad context of its creation and performance across the range of issues - from music cognition to pedagogy to sociocultural topics - that shape contemporary discourse in the field. Fifty years after musical tones were produced on a computer for the first time, developments in laptop computing have brought computer music within reach of all listeners and composers. Production and distribution of computer music have grown tremendously as a result, and the time is right for this survey of computer music in its cultural contexts. An impressive and international array of music creators and academics discuss computer music's history, present, and future with a wide perspective, including composition, improvisation, interactive performance, spatialization, sound synthesis, sonification, and modeling. Throughout, they merge practice with theory to offer a fascinating look into computer music's possibilities and enduring appeal.
 

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Contents

Contributors
A Historical View of Computer Music Technology
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Sound Synthesis Using Computers
Computational Approaches to Composition of Notated
Envisaging Improvisation in Future Computer Music
Music for Instruments
Interactive Dance and Music
Electronica
Emergence Evolution
Computational Modeling of Music Cognition and Musical
A New Kind of Process?
Interactivity and Improvisation
Electronic Sound Performance
Empirical Studies of Computer Sound
Some Reflections

Gesture and Morphology in Laptop Music Performance
SensorBased Musical Instruments and Interactive Music
Spatialization and Computer Music
The Voice in Computer Music and Its Relationship to Place
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An Introduction to Data Sonification
Toward the Gender Ideal
SoundBased Music 4
Framing Learning Perspectives in Computer Music Education
A Chronology of Computer Music and Related Events
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Roger Dean is Research Professor of Sonic Communication at the University of Western Sydney, and Founder and Artistic Director of austraLYSIS. He is also author of Hyperimprovisation: Computer Interactive Sound Improvisation (2003) and Sounds from the Corner: Australian Contemporary Jazz Since 1973 (2005)

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