Home > Bibliography > Bibliography (English) > The Electronic Arts of Sound and Light

Pellegrino, Ronald

The Electronic Arts of Sound and Light


Tuesday 29 August 2006, by Pierre Couprie

This compact volume presents the art of sound and light synthesis. It contains a history of electronic art, its theory, composition and performance techniques. The author focuses on “real-time composition, the glue of sound and light synthesis” and gives some keys to understanding the interaction between various instruments.

After an introduction to wave theory, the author offers a complete description of three sound synthesisers (ART 2600, Synthi AKS and Mini-Moog) and briefly discusses new digital techniques. The second part offers and introduction to light synthesis through various media: films, videos and laser shows. The final chapter investigates the light-sound creative processes and the interactions between the two media.

Table of Contents:
- Prologue: An Ode to Electronic Instruments in the Arts

  1. A Brief History
  2. The Nature of Waves
  3. The Synthesizer: An Interactive Electronic Wave Instrument
  4. The Computer
  5. Oscillographics and Film
  6. Videographics and the Electronic Arts Studio
  7. Laser Light Forms
  8. Composition
SPIP | | Site Map | Follow site activity RSS 2.0