Electronic and Experimental Music: Technology, Music, and Culture provides a thorough treatment of the relevant history behind the marriage of technology and music that has led to the state of electronic music today. Beginning with an early history of electronic music before 1945, the book outlines key composers, inventions, and concepts, ranging from Edgard Varese to BriaElectronic and Experimental Music: Technology, Music, and Culture provides a thorough treatment of the relevant history behind the marriage of technology and music that has led to the state of electronic music today. Beginning with an early history of electronic music before 1945, the book outlines key composers, inventions, and concepts, ranging from Edgard Varese to Brian Eno; musique concrete to turntablism; and compositional techniques used in both analog and digital synthesis.The third edition s reader-friendly writing style, logical organization, and features provide easy access to key ideas, milestones, and concepts.Features:Reader s guides and summaries at the beginning and end of each chapterInnovations boxes providing a unique profile of an influential individual in the field of electronic musicListen playlists recommending key recordings in each musical genre mentioned in each chapterMilestones timelines summarizing the major technological and musical innovations discussed in each chapter."...
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Electronic and Experimental Music: Technology, Music, and Culture Reviews
First of all, for clarity's sake, I'm reading the third edition. I like this book in a lot of ways, I think the coverage dutifully ranges from the "big names" (Cage, Stockhausen) and important but less celebrated artists, such as the Ann Arbor school (Ashley, Mumma). the listening lists are generally pretty sound, assuming you can find many of these recordings!And yet, I have a major complaint. The edition I'm reading is riddled with errors, ranging from minor to obvious. I've counted five so far, and I have a feeling there are more. For example: The author lists Xenakis' "Metastasis" as being written in 1964, with the aid of computers. It was actually composed in 1954, years before Xenakis (or anyone else for that matter) used computers as a means of composing music.I'm tempted to contact the author and point out the various things I've found.
I'm extremely persnikkity about bks on this subject b/c it's one of my main obsessions. NO bk is ever likely to cover the subject as thoroughly as I'd like. Such bks are always about superstars &, if they're written by NYC authors, then they're about NYC superstars. Dullsville, daddio. Holmes at least attempts to cover a broader spectrum of people. I liked this one enuf to even read the revised 2nd edition. On the downside, though, Holmes is a NYC writer wch means that when he knows about obscure people they're obscure NYC people. Oh well, it' still a good bk.
I am into this book... checked it out of the library...along with a number of other books on the subject ...wondering which one should I break down and purchase. This is pleasure reading for me on MUNI (like books about thinking and inventions & creative stuff that stretch the noggin) - I am a bit in love with the subject. I like the fact that this author also writes books for kids about dinosaurs!!! Nice choices for history lessons for home schools.