MUS 1120: Introduction to Electronic Music: Databases & Journals

Researching electronic, electroacoustic, or computer music? This guide is the place to start!

Selected List of Scholarly Journals

The Database Doesn't Have Full Text for My Article. Now What?

During your search, you may encounter times when the full text (PDF or HTML) of an article is not available in the database.  Follow these steps to see how you may locate an electronic or print version of your article:

  1. If PDF and HTML full text are unavailable, click Full Text Finderin certain databases to locate print copies in Columbus State's library or electronic copies in another database, such as the Electronic Journal Center.
  2. If you know the name of the journal in which the article appears, search the eResource Lookup to see if the journal is available online in one of the research databases.
  3. If the article is not available at Columbus State's library or electronically through the research databases, search the OhioLINK catalog for print holdings at nearby college or university libraries. 

Electronic Music Pioneer: Isao Tomita

Electronic music composer Isao Tomita, posed with a custom synth array.  Photo by Yasuhiro Ohara.

[Electronic music composer Isao Tomita, posed with a custom synth array.  Photo by Yasuhiro Ohara.]

Tomita, who passed away on May 6, 2016, was a Japanese composer of international renown.  In the late 1960s, after exposure to work by Wendy Carlos and Robert Moog, he devoted himself to electronic music.  His copious output includes film soundtracks, original art music, and reinterpretations of Western art music, as well as complex performance pieces such as his "Sound Cloud" concerts.

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