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 oElectronic 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....
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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.