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Electronic and Computer Music
     

Electronic and Computer Music

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by Peter Manning
 

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In this revised and expanded edition of the classic text on the history and evolution of electronic and computer music, Peter Manning provides the definitive account of the medium from its birth to the present day. After explaining the antecedents of electronic music from the turn of the century to the Second World War, Manning discusses the emergence of early

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In this revised and expanded edition of the classic text on the history and evolution of electronic and computer music, Peter Manning provides the definitive account of the medium from its birth to the present day. After explaining the antecedents of electronic music from the turn of the century to the Second World War, Manning discusses the emergence of early "classical" studios of the 1950s. He goes on to chronicle the upsurge of creative activity during the 1960s and '70s in the analog domain, as well as with live electronic music and the early use of electronics in rock and pop music. This edition contains new information about software innovations, digital media and the essential features of digital and audio control, the MIDI synthesizer and its many derivatives, and the evolution of computer workstations and multimedia personal computers. Manning offers a critical perspective of the medium in terms of both its musical output and the philosophical and technical features that have shaped its growth. Emphasizing the functional characteristics of emerging technologies and their influence on the creative development of the medium, Manning covers key developments in both commercial and the noncommercial sectors to provide readers with the most comprehensive resource available on this ever-evolving subject.

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From reviews of the First Edition: "A deeply informed and lucidly written book.... [It] is invaluable for its thorough history and technical explanation, a fair bibliography and a useful discography. In its detailed information and balanced treatment, this book has no rivals."— Hi-Fi News and Record Review

"This is a thoroughly recommended book which covers the enormous field with commendable organization."— Tempo

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199746392
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
03/27/2013
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
576
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.10(d)

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Peter Manning completed a doctorate in electroacoustic music at the University of Durham, and has been the director of its Electroacoustic Music Studio since 1980. In addition to writing books and articles on the history and development of the medium, he has directed several research programs into new technologies for computer music and composed a number of widely performed electroacoustic works.

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