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Cambridge Companion to Electronic Music by Nick Collins
  

Cambridge Companion to Electronic Music

Part of the Cambridge Companions to Music Series

RRP £58.00

Synopsis

Cambridge Companion to Electronic Music by Nick Collins

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 diversity of new musical styles and techniques. Electronic music has grown to a broad field of investigation, taking in historical movements such as musique concrete and elektronische musik, and contemporary trends such as electronic dance music and electronica. A fascinating array of composers and inventors have contributed to a diverse set of technologies, practices and music. This book brings together some novel threads through this scene, from the viewpoint of researchers at the forefront of the sonic explorations empowered by electronic technology. The chapters provide accessible and insightful overviews of core topic areas and uncover some hitherto less publicised corners of worldwide movements. Recent areas of intense activity such as audiovisuals, live electronic music, interactivity and network music are actively promoted.

Reviews

This is an indispensable resource for newcomers hoping to gain a practical understanding of the culture and creation of contemporary electronic music. --Choice


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Book Info

Publication date

13th December 2007

Author

Nick Collins

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Publisher

Cambridge University Press

Format

Hardback
314 pages

Categories

Techniques of music / music tutorials
Electronic musical instruments

ISBN

9780521868617

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