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Electric sound : the past and promise of electronic music

Author: Joel Chadabe
Publisher: Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Prentice Hall, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Composer, pioneer, entrepreneur, and teacher Joel Chadabe, in vivid and lively terms, tells how the electronic musical instrument developed from Thaddeus Cahill's Telharmonium at the turn of the century to the MIDI synthesizers of the 1990s. Book jacket."--Jacket.

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Chadabe, Joel.
Electric sound.
Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Prentice Hall, ©1997
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joel Chadabe
ISBN: 0133032310 9780133032314
OCLC Number: 35138370
Description: iv, 370 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The pioneers in the first half of the twentieth century --
The Early Instruments --
Tape music and related technology, in the studio and in performance --
The Great Opening Up of Music to All Sounds --
Expansion of the Tape Music Idea --
Out of the Studios --
Digital technology and synthesizer concepts come together --
Computer Music --
Synthesizers --
The MIDI World --
Where are we in the development of performance devices and sound generators? --
Inputs and Controls --
Making Sound --
Ideas emerge for an interactive instrument --
Automata --
Interaction --
Summaries and speculations --
Where Are We Going?
Responsibility: Joel Chadabe.


Provides a comprehensive overview of the history of electronic music. This book presents insight into various aspects of electronic music, including the music itself, the instruments, and the  Read more...


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