Electronic music

Electronic Music and Musique Concrète

Author: F. C. Judd

Publisher: Foruli Limited


Category: Electronic music

Page: 106

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Frederick Charles Judd (1914-1992) was a pioneer of British electronic music, composing and recording at his home studio. 'Electronic Music and Musique Concrète', originally published in 1961, was one of the earliest books to introduce to a popular audience a form of music then in its infancy. From the late 1950s into the 1960s Judd toured Britain giving lectures and demonstrations of techniques and equipment, often in the company of his friend and fellow innovator Daphne Oram. Judd's biggest commercial success as a musician came in 1963 with Space Patrol, the first British TV series to feature an all-electronic score. A second book by Judd, 'Electronics In Music' (1972), is also published by Foruli Classics.

Harvard Dictionary of Music

Author: Willi Apel

Publisher: Harvard University Press


Category: Music

Page: 935

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Contains nearly 1000 pages of precise and accessible information on all musical subjects.

The Cambridge Companion to Electronic Music

Author: Nick Collins

Publisher: Cambridge University Press


Category: Music

Page: 335

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Musicians are always quick to adopt and explore new technologies. The fast-paced changes wrought by electrification, from the microphone via the analogue synthesiser to the laptop computer, have led to a wide range of new musical styles and techniques. Electronic music has grown to a broad field of investigation, taking in historical movements such as musique concrte and elektronische Musik, and contemporary trends such as electronic dance music and electronica. The first edition of this book won the 2009 Nicolas Bessaraboff Prize as it brought together researchers at the forefront of the sonic explorations empowered by electronic technology to provide accessible and insightful overviews of core topics and uncover some hitherto less publicised corners of worldwide movements. This updated and expanded second edition includes four entirely new chapters, as well as new original statements from globally renowned artists of the electronic music scene, and celebrates a diverse array of technologies, practices and music.

The Book of Music and Nature

Author: David Rothenberg

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press


Category: Music

Page: 260

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A provocative book and CD explore the relationship of music and the natural world.

Electroacoustic Music in East Asia

Author: Marc Battier

Publisher: Routledge


Category: Music

Page: 194

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This book illuminates the development of electronic and computer music in East Asia, presented by authors from these countries and territories (China, Japan, Korea, and Taiwan). The scholars bring forward the cultural complexities and conflicts involved in their diverse encounters with new music technology and modern aesthetics. How electronic music attracted the interest of composers from East Asia is quite varied – while composers and artists in Japan delved into new sounds and music techniques and fostered electronic music quite early on; political, sociological, and artistic conditions pre-empted the adoption of electronic music techniques in China until the last two decades of the twentieth century. Korean and Taiwanese perspectives contribute to this rare opportunity to re-examine, under a radically different set of cultural preconditions, the sweeping musical transformation that similarly consumed the West. Special light is shed on prominent composers, such as Sukhi Kang, Toshiro Mayuzumi, Toru Takemitsu, and Xiaofu Zhang. Recent trends and new directions which are observed in these countries are also addressed, and the volume shows how the modern fusion of music and technology is triangulated by a depth of culture and other social forces. This book was originally published as a special issue of Contemporary Music Review.

Other Planets

Author: Robin Maconie

Publisher: Scarecrow Press


Category: Music

Page: 577

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Here is a catalogue raisonee of Stockhausen's complete output, involving no technical analyses, but rather an examination of the music's aesthetic, practical, and intellectual assumptions. The book contains plentiful citations from the history of radio, film, and sound recording, and from contemporary science and technology. Laid out in strict chronological order, it contains unusually ample commentary on the composer's sources of inspiration, including discussions of the composers Hermann Schroeder, Olivier Messiaen, Pierre Schaeffer, Herbert Eimert, John Cage, the information scientist Werner Meyer-Eppler, and structural anthropologist Claude Levi-Strauss. Each of Stockhausen's compositions is treated on its own terms, and also as a piece in a larger puzzle, embracing surrealist art and literature as well as music. Every piece of music is fully documented within the text with full information of the publisher, catalogue number, instrumentation, duration, and composer-authorized compact disc.