Virtual Music: How the Web Got Wired for Sound

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Overview

Virtual Music: How the Web Got Wired for Sound is a personal story of how one composer has created new music on the web, a history of interactive music, and a guide for aspiring musicians who want to harness the new creative opportunities offered by web composing. Also includes a 4-page color insert.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415966757
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 5/1/2005
  • Edition description: BOOK & CD
  • Pages: 232
  • Sales rank: 445,653
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

William Duckworth has composed over 100 works, including his Time Curve Preludes for solo piano, and the choral work, Southern Harmony. A professor of music at Bucknell University, he teaches both music history and composition. He lives in West New York, NJ, and Lewisburg, Pennsylvania.

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Table of Contents

Introduction : making music in thin air
Ch. 1 A brief history of interactive music 1
Ch. 2 Unsilent night : a case study in motion 35
Ch. 3 The brain opera : a case study in space 45
Ch. 4 Music on the Web in the twentieth century 59
Ch. 5 Cathedral : a case study in time 89
Ch. 6 Cell phones and satellites 103
Ch. 7 Art and ethics online 123
Ch. 8 The grey album : a case study in critical mass 147
Ch. 9 Virtual music 157
The sound of the Web at the turn of the century
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