Electronic and Experimental Music: Technology, Music, and Culture provides a comprehensive history of electronic music, covering key composers, genres, and techniques used in analog and digital synthesis. This textbook has been extensively revised with the needs of students and instructors in mind. The reader-friendly style, logical organization, and pedagogical features of the fifth edition allow easy access to key ideas, milestones, and concepts.
New to this edition:
• A companion website, featuring key examples of electronic music, both historical and contemporary.
• Listening Guides providing a moment-by-moment annotated exploration of key works of electronic music.
• A new chapter—Contemporary Practices in Composing Electronic Music.
• Updated presentation of classic electronic music in the United Kingdom, Italy, Latin America, and Asia, covering the history of electronic music globally.
• An expanded discussion of early experiments with jazz and electronic music, and the roots of electronic rock.
• Additional accounts of the vastly under-reported contributions of women composers in the field.
• More photos, scores, and illustrations throughout.
The companion website features a number of student and instructor resources, such as additional Listening Guides, links to streaming audio examples and online video resources, PowerPoint slides, and interactive quizzes.
List of Illustrations x
Part I Early History: Predecessors and Pioneers (1874 to 1960) 1
1 Electronic Music Before 1945 xxx
2 Early Electronic Music in Europe xxx
3 Early Electronic Music in the United States and Latin America xxx
4 Early Electronic Music in Asia and Oceania xxx
Part II Analog Synthesis and Instruments xxx
5 Tape Composition and Fundamental Concepts of Electronic Music xxx
6 Early Synthesizers and Experimenters xxx
7 Principles of Analog Synthesis and Voltage Control xxx
8 The Voltage-Controlled Synthesizer xxx
Part III Digital Synthesis and Computer Music xxx
9 Early Computer Music (1953–85) xxx
10 The Microprocessor Revolution (1975 to the Present) xxx
11 The Principles of Computer Music xxx
Part IV The Music xxx
12 Contemporary Classical and Experimental Music xxx
13 Jazz, Live Electronic Music, and Ambient Music xxx
14 Rock, Space Age Pop, and Turntablism xxx
15 Contemporary Practices in Composing Electronic Music
Pioneering Works of Electronic Music
Appendix: A Concise History of Computer Music xxx