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Chadabe, Joel

Electric Sound: The Past and Promise of Electronic Music

1997b

Tuesday 15 November 2005, by Rob Weale

This book provides a comprehensive overview of the history of electronic music, in a manner intended by the author to be clear and accessible to any interested person. Based on interviews with the leaders in the field, the themes addressed include: early electronic instruments, composing with recorded sound and sound recording media, sound synthesis, electronic music performance practice, digital sound processing, interactivity, as well as what the future might hold.

Table of contents:

1. The Early Instruments
2. The Great Opening Up of Music to All Sounds
3. Expansion of the Tape Music Idea
4. Out of the Studios
5. Computer Music
6. Synthesizers
7. The MIDI World
8. Inputs and Controls
9. Making Sound
10. Automata
11. Interaction
12. Where Are We Going?

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