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Risset, Jean-Claude

Composing Sounds with Computers


In Paynter, J. et al. (eds.) Companion to Contemporary Musical Thought: Volume 1. London: Routledge: 583-621.

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.

Tuesday 17 January 2006, by Rob Weale