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Davies, Hugh

New Musical Instruments in the Computer Age: Amplified Performance Systems and Related Examples of Low-level Technology

1992

In Paynter, J. et al. (eds.) Companion to Contemporary Musical Thought: Volume 1. London: Routledge: 500-513.

In this chapter, the author presents a brief historical outline of the relationship between music and electrical/digital technology. He then discusses the invention of new musical instruments that were a result of developments in electrical/digital technology - a small selection of which he describes in some detail, including some of his own inventions. He also offers his definitions of the terms ‘electroacoustic’, electromechanical’ and ‘electronic’.

Tuesday 17 January 2006, by Rob Weale