The Oxford Handbook of Computer Music

The Oxford Handbook of Computer Music

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Since the first musical tones were produced on a computer in 1950, composers of computer music have produced a major body of creative works, and today the field has its own canon and accepted modes of analysis and pedagogy. As technologies improve and become increasingly available, the cost of performances - both live solo and networked - and studio composition have fallen sharply. The Oxford Handbook of Computer Music fills this gap by providing a state-of-the-art cross-section of the most field-defining topics and debates in the field of computer music today. A unique contribution to the field, it situates computer music in the broad context of its creation and performance across the full range of issues - from music cognition to pedagogy to sociocultural analyses - that crop up in contemporary discourse in the field. It focuses not only on art music, but also on the important movements of microsonics, the computer DJ, and computer-interactive performance more broadlyshow more

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  • Hardback | 624 pages
  • 176 x 250 x 48mm | 1,202.01g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 9 black and white halftone, 43 line illustrations
  • 0195331613
  • 9780195331615
  • 1,312,335

About Roger T. Dean

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)show more

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ROGER T. DEAN; SECTION I: SOME HISTORIES OF COMPUTER MUSIC AND ITS TECHNOLOGIES; DOUGLAS KEISLAR; PAUL DOORNBUSCH; PETER MANNING; SECTION II: THE MUSIC; JAMES HARLEY; ROGER T. DEAN; SECTION III: SOUNDING OUT; TREVOR WISHART; TIM PERKIS; SIMON EMMERSON; SECTION IV: CREATIVE AND PERFORMANCE MODES; WAYNE SIEGEL; GARTH PAINE; ATAU TANAKA; PETER LENNOX; HAZEL SMITH; NOAM SAGIV, FREYA BAILES AND ROGER T. DEAN; DAVID WORRALL; NICK COLLINS; JON MCCORMACK, ALICE ELDRIDGE, ALAN DORIN AND PETER MCILWAIN; SECTION V: COGNITION AND COMPUTATION OF COMPUTER MUSIC; GERAINT A. WIGGINS, MARCUS T. PEARCE AND DANIEL MULLENSIEFEN; MICHAEL CASEY; SECTION VI: SOUNDING OUT; GEORGE E. LEWIS; PAULINE OLIVEROS; FREYA BAILES AND ROGER T. DEAN; SECTION VII: CULTURAL AND EDUCATIONAL ISSUES; MARY SIMONI; LEIGH LANDY; JORAN RUDI AND PALMYRE PIERROUX; APPENDIX; A CHRONOLOGY OF COMPUTER MUSIC AND RELATED EVENTS; PAUL DOORNBUSCH; CONTRIBUTORS; INDEXshow more

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