Electronic Music by
Publication Date: 2013
This accessible introduction explores both mainstream and experimental manifestations of electronic music. From early recording equipment to the most recent multimedia performances, the history of electronic music is full of interesting characters, fascinating and unusual music, and radical technology. Covering many different eras, genres, and media, analyses of works appear alongside critical discussion of central ideas and themes, making this an essential guide for anyone approaching the subject for the first time.
Electronic and Computer Music by
Publication Date: 2013
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. ...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.
Special Sound by
Publication Date: 2010-10-14
Traces the creation and legacy of the BBC's electronic music studio, the Radiophonic Workshop, in the context of other studios in Europe and America.
Background Noise: Perspectives on Sound Art by
Call Number: 786.7 L116ba
Publication Date: 2006
[This book] follows the development of sound as an artistic medium and illustrates how sound is put to use within modes of composition, installation, and performance (From Amazon.com).
Csound : A Sound and Music Computing System by
Call Number: ebook
Publication Date: 2016-11-21
Csound is a sound and music computing system which was originally developed by Barry Vercoe in 1985 at MIT Media Lab. This book is suitable for students, lecturers, composers, sound designers, programmers, and researchers in the areas of music, sound, and audio signal processing.
Electronic Music Pioneer: Brian Eno
[Brian Eno and his cat, Angel, in the studio.]
Like Wendy Carlos (see the Getting Started tab), Eno, one of the inventors of ambient music, helped provide a link between the often-inaccessible work of the cloistered electronic avant-garde and the world of popular music. Although famous as a producer and composer of popular works, Eno's achievements in experimental music (including early work with tape music) and ambient music have had lasting impact. You can hear Eno's 2015 John Peel Music Lecture (or read the transcript) here.
Listening Through the Noise by
Publication Date: 2010
Contemporary electronic music has splintered into a dizzying assortment of genres & subgenres, communities & subcultures. Given the ideological differences among academic, popular & avant-garde electronic musicians, is it possible to derive an aesthetic theory that accounts for this variety?
Deep Listening : A Composer's Sound Practice by
Publication Date: 2005
This book provides unique insights and perspectives for artists, students, teachers, meditators and anyone interested in how consciousness may be affected by profound attention to the sonic environment.
Hearing History : A Reader by
Publication Date: 2004
An introduction to the basic tenets of what is variously termed historical acoustemology, auditory culture, or aural history. Gathering twenty-one of the field’s most important writings, this volume will deepen and broaden our understanding of changing perceptions of sound and hearing and the ongoing education of our senses.
The Soundscape : Our Sonic Environment and the Tuning of the World by
Publication Date: 1994
The soundscape--a term coined by the author--is our sonic environment, the ever-present array of noises with which we all live. Beginning with the primordial sounds of nature, we have experienced an ever-increasing complexity of our sonic surroundings. As civilization develops, new noises rise up around us: from the creaking wheel, the clang of the blacksmith’s hammer, and the distant chugging of steam trains to the “sound imperialism” of airports, city streets, and factories. The author contends that we now suffer from an overabundance of acoustic information and a proportionate diminishing of our ability to hear the nuances and subtleties of sound. Our task, he maintains, is to listen, analyze, and make distinctions.
Acoustic Territories : Sound Culture and Everyday Life by
Publication Date: 2010
Combining research on urbanism, popular culture and auditory issues, Acoustic Territories opens up multiple perspectives--it challenges debates surrounding noise pollution and charts an "acoustic politics of space" by unfolding auditory experience as located within larger cultural histories and related ideologies.
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