Electronic Music

Author: Nicholas Collins
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107010934
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This accessible Introduction explores both mainstream and experimental electronic music and includes many suggestions for further reading and listening.

Music Technology

Author: Julio d' Escrivan Rincón
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107000807
Format: PDF, ePub
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An engaging and user-friendly introduction to the world of music technology, perfect for music students with little technical background.

The Cambridge Companion to Electronic Music

Author: Nick Collins
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107133556
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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.

Introduction to Computer Music

Author: Nick Collins
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470714557
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This title deals with both the practical use of technology in music and the key principles underpinning the discipline. It targets both musicians exploring computers, and technologists engaging with music, and does so in the confidence that both groups can learn tremendously from the cross-disciplinary encounter.

Listening through the Noise

Author: Joanna Demers
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019977448X
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Contemporary electronic music has splintered into numerous genres and subgenres, all of which share a concern with whether sound, in itself, bears meaning. Listening through the Noise considers how the experience of listening to electronic music constitutes a departure from the expectations that have long governed music listening in the West.

An Introduction to the Philosophy of Mathematics

Author: Mark Colyvan
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521826020
Format: PDF
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This introduction to the philosophy of mathematics focuses on contemporary debates in an important and central area of philosophy. The reader is taken on a fascinating and entertaining journey through some intriguing mathematical and philosophical territory, including such topics as the realism/anti-realism debate in mathematics, mathematical explanation, the limits of mathematics, the significance of mathematical notation, inconsistent mathematics and the applications of mathematics. Each chapter has a number of discussion questions and recommended further reading from both the contemporary literature and older sources. Very little mathematical background is assumed and all of the mathematics encountered is clearly introduced and explained using a wide variety of examples. The book is suitable for an undergraduate course in philosophy of mathematics and, more widely, for anyone interested in philosophy and mathematics.

Modulations

Author: Peter Shapiro
Publisher: Distributed Art Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 9781891024061
Format: PDF
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A technophile's wet dream going beyond the limits of an encyclopedia or a record guide, here are essays by musicians and music journalists which illuminate genres techno, house, krautrock, disco, hip-hop, jungle, drum'n'bass, ambient and downtempo. Probing the conceptual origins of synthesised sound and including legendary names Kraftwerk, Giorgio Moroder, Robert Moog and John Cage, the black roots of electronic music are also documented, from free-jass traveller Sun Ra to funk inovators Parliament and Funkadelic. With sections on fusion, dub, post-punk, breakbeats+.

The Computer Music Tutorial

Author: Curtis Roads
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262680820
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This text provides a step-by-step introduction to the entire field of computer music techniques. Written for nontechnical as well as technical readers, it uses hundreds of charts, diagrams, screen images, and photographs as well as clear explanations to present basic concepts and terms.

Literature in the Digital Age

Author: Adam Hammond
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107041902
Format: PDF
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This book guides readers through the most salient theoretical and creative possibilities opened up by the shift to digital literary forms.

The Digital Musician

Author: Andrew Hugill
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136279881
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The Digital Musician is a textbook for creative music technology and electronic music courses. It provides an overview of sound properties, acoustics, digital music, and sound design as a basis for understanding the compositional possibilities that new music technologies allow. Creative projects allow students to apply key concepts covered in each chapter. Topics covered include hardware hacking, live coding, interactive music, sound manipulation and transformation, software instruments, networked performance, as well as critical listening and analysis. Features Readers Guides outline the major topics in each chapter Project boxes for both individuals and groups throughout each chapter Annotated Listening Lists for each chapter, with accompanying playlists on the companion website Recommended Further Reading and Discussion Questions at the end of each chapter Case studies of actual composers, with contributed projects Companion website includes reading lists, links to audio and video, and slides for use in the classroom.