The Cambridge Companion to Electronic Music

The Cambridge Companion to Electronic Music

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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 diversity of new musical styles and techniques. Electronic music has grown to a broad field of investigation, taking in historical movements such as musique concrAute and elektronische musik, and contemporary trends such as electronic dance music and electronica. A fascinating array of composers and inventors have contributed to a diverse set of technologies, practices and music. This book brings together some novel threads through this scene, from the viewpoint of researchers at the forefront of the sonic explorations empowered by electronic technology. The chapters provide accessible and insightful overviews of core topic areas and uncover some hitherto less publicised corners of worldwide movements. Recent areas of intense activity such as audiovisuals, live electronic music, interactivity and network music are actively promoted.... characterises Josef Matthias Hauera#39;s late ZwAplftonspiele (Twelve-tone games) which he composed from 1940 to 1959. ... In the seventeenth century, the German poet Georg Philipp Harsd I┬łorffer systematically transferred Lulla#39;s concept to ... ring of the German language, 1636) demonstrates how anyone can generate all existing and potential German words ... of triggering ideas and inspiration, most notably in his masterpieceLa Vie mode da#39;emploi(Life: a usera#39;s manual, 1978).

Title:The Cambridge Companion to Electronic Music
Author: Nick Collins, Julio d'Escrivan
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 2007-12-13

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