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Electronic and Computer Music / Edition 3

Electronic and Computer Music / Edition 3

by Peter ManningPeter Manning
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In this new edition of the classic text on the evolution of electronic music, Peter Manning extends the definitive account of the medium from its birth to include key developments from the dawn of the 21st century to the present day. The scope of the many developments that have taken place since the late 1990s are considered in a series of new and updated chapters, including topics such as the development of the digital audio workstation, laptop music, the Internet, and the emergence of new performance interfaces. 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 non-commercial sectors to provide readers with the most comprehensive resource available on the evolution of this ever-expanding area of creativity.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780195170856
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 01/29/2004
Edition description: Revised and Expanded Edition
Pages: 496
Product dimensions: 9.10(w) x 6.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Peter Manning is director of the Electronic Music Studio at The University of Durham, UK, a position he has held since 1980. In addition to writing books and articles on the history and development of the medium he has directed several research programs into computer music and composed a number of electroacoustic works that have been widely performed in Europe, the Far East, and America.

Table of Contents


List of Illustrations
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1 The Background, to 1945

I. Developments from 1945 to 1960

2 Paris and Musique Concr te
3 Cologne and Electronische Musik
4 Milan and Elsewhere in Europe
5 America

II. New Horizons in Electronic Design

6 The Voltage-Controlled Synthesizer

III. The Electronic Repertory from 1960

7 Works for Tape
8 Live Electronic Music
9 Rock and Pop Electronic Music

IV. The Digital Revolution to 1980

10 The Foundations of Computer Music
11 From Computer Technology to Musical Creativity
12 The Microprocessor Revolution

V. Digital Audio

13 The Characteristics of Digital Audio


14 The Development of the MIDI Communications Protocol
From Analog to Digital: The Evolution of MIDI Hardware
16 From Microcomputer to Music Computer: The MIDI Perspective
17 Further Advances in Hardware Design
18 The Changing Fortunes of the MIDI Manufacturing Sector

VII. Desktop Synthesis and Signal Processing

19 From Minicomputer to Advanced Computer Workstation
20 The Personal Computer
21 The Digital Audio Workstation
22 Laptop Music and Related Activities
23 Synthesis, Signal Processing, and Spatialization
24 Performance Controllers: Evolution and Change

VIII. Global Networking

25 The Internet

26 Conclusion


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