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The Cambridge Companion to Electronic Music

2nd Edition

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Andrew Hugill, Margaret Schedel, Nicolas Collins, Ge Wang, Sergi Jordà, Karlheinz Essl, Amy Alexander, Nick Collins, Julian Rohrhuber, Julio d'Escriván, Stefania Serafin, Natasha Barrett, Adinda van 't Klooster, John Richards, Monty Adkins, Mary Simoni
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  • Date Published: October 2017
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107590021

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  • Musicians are always quick to adopt and explore new technologies. The fast-paced changes wrought by electrification, from the microphone via the analogue synthesiser to the laptop computer, have led to a wide range of new musical styles and techniques. Electronic music has grown to a broad field of investigation, taking in historical movements such as musique concrète and elektronische Musik, and contemporary trends such as electronic dance music and electronica. The first edition of this book won the 2009 Nicolas Bessaraboff Prize as it brought together researchers at the forefront of the sonic explorations empowered by electronic technology to provide accessible and insightful overviews of core topics and uncover some hitherto less publicised corners of worldwide movements. This updated and expanded second edition includes four entirely new chapters, as well as new original statements from globally renowned artists of the electronic music scene, and celebrates a diverse array of technologies, practices and music.

    • Updated and expanded edition of this highly successful volume, including four entirely new chapters to reflect advances in electronic music
    • Includes original statements from famous international artists about their music
    • Chapters explore topics such as audiovisuals, network music and interactive music, as well as issues in composition, musicology and analysis
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    Product details

    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: October 2017
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107590021
    • length: 358 pages
    • dimensions: 247 x 173 x 16 mm
    • weight: 0.72kg
    • contains: 34 b/w illus. 9 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. The origins of electronic music Andrew Hugill
    2. Electronic music and the studio Margaret Schedel
    3. Live electronic music Nicolas Collins
    4. A history of programming and music Ge Wang
    Artists' statements I: Laurie Spiegel, Yasunao Tone, John Oswald, Mathias Gmachl (Farmers Manual), Erdem Helvacioglu, Pauline Oliveros, Chris Jeffs, Rodrigo Sigal, Mira Calix, Seong-Ah Shin, Carsten Nicolai, Warren Burt, Max Mathews
    5. Interactivity and live computer music Sergi Jordà
    6. Algorithmic composition Karlheinz Essl
    7. Live audiovisuals Amy Alexander and Nick Collins
    8. Network music Julian Rohrhuber
    9. Electronic music and the moving image Julio d'Escriván
    Artists' statements II: Kevin Saunderson, Kanta Horio, Donna Hewitt, Alejandro Viñao, Bubblyfish Barry Truax, Lukas Ligeti (Burkina Electric), Christina Kubisch, Murat Ertel, Adina Izarra, CybOrk, Francis Dhomont, David Behrman, Kevin Blechdom (Kristin Erickson) Karlheinz Stockhausen, George E. Lewis
    10. Computer generation and manipulation of sounds Stefania Serafin
    11. Trends in electroacoustic music Natasha Barrett
    12. Electronic sound art and aesthetic experience Adinda van 't Klooster
    13. DIY and maker communities in electronic music John Richards
    14. Extending the instrumental sound world using electronics Monty Adkins
    15. The analysis of electronic music Mary Simoni
    Artists' statements III: Éliane Radigue, Daniel Miller, Ikue Mori, Chris Carter and Cosey Fanni Tutti, Holly Herndon, Vince Clarke, Ralf Hütter, Hasnizam Abdul Wahid, Elsa Justel, Beatriz Ferreyra.

  • Editors

    Nick Collins, University of Durham
    Nick Collins is Reader in Composition at the University of Durham. His research interests include live computer music, musical artificial intelligence, and computational musicology, and he is a frequent international performer as composer-programmer-pianist or codiscian, from algoraves to electronic chamber music.

    Julio d'Escrivan, University of Huddersfield
    Julio d'Escriván is Senior Lecturer at the University of Huddersfield. He researches in film and audiovisual music composition and is himself a composer of music for the screen. His work spans electroacoustic and orchestral music, electronica, film music, commercials, live coding and improvisation.


    Andrew Hugill, Margaret Schedel, Nicolas Collins, Ge Wang, Sergi Jordà, Karlheinz Essl, Amy Alexander, Nick Collins, Julian Rohrhuber, Julio d'Escriván, Stefania Serafin, Natasha Barrett, Adinda van 't Klooster, John Richards, Monty Adkins, Mary Simoni

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