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Risset, Jean-Claude

Composing Sounds with Computers


Tuesday 17 January 2006, by Rob Weale

In this chapter, the author presents his thoughts concerning computer assisted composition. He contextualises his discussion on electronic developments in music making from a historical perspective, noting that the intervention of the computer in music was a revolutionary turning point. He discusses important musical software and hardware developments, and the composers and works that exemplify the musical potentials of these developments - he also offers a discography of the works mentioned in the text.

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