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The Cambridge Companion to Electronic Music
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 diversity of new musical styles and techniques. Electronic music has grown to a broad field of investigation, taking in historical movements such as musique concrete ...more
Paperback, 287 pages
Published January 1st 2008 by Cambridge University Press
(first published December 1st 2007)
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This book covers electronic music from its historical beginnings at the dawn of the 20th century to the present. The focus is on art music, and the perspective is very European. In addition to the usual scholarly chapters, there are two sections of short statements by various electronic music composers. I especially enjoyed the chapters on the history and context of electronic music, as well as those on live computer music, computer generation and manipulation of sounds, and the psychology of el ...more
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