Electronic Music (Cambridge Introductions to Music)

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This accessible Introduction explores both mainstream and experimental manifestations of electronic music. From early recording equipment to the most recent multimedia performances, the history of electronic music is full of interesting characters, fascinating and unusual music, and radical technology. Covering many different eras, genres and media, analyses of works appear alongside critical discussion of central ideas and themes, making this an essential guide for anyone approaching the subject for the first time. Chapters include key topics from synth pop to sound art, from electronic dance music to electrical instruments, and from the expression of pure sound to audiovisuals. Highly illustrated and with a wide selection of examples, the book provides many suggestions for further reading and listening to encourage students to begin their own experiments in this exciting field.

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This accessible Introduction explores both mainstream and experimental manifestations of electronic music. From early electrical instruments and recording technology, to the most recent electronica, sound art and multimedia performances, this book is an exciting guide to many different eras and musical works.

About the Author:

Nick Collins is a lecturer at the University of Sussex. A composer, performer and researcher in the field of computer music, his research interests include machine listening, interactive and generative music, and computational musicology. He co-edited The Cambridge Companion to Electronic Music (2007) and The SuperCollider Book (2011) and wrote the Introduction to Computer Music (2009). Further details, including publications, music, code and more, can be found on his website: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/Users/nc81/index.html.

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