Between the Tracks Miller Puckette, Kerry Hagan, ed.

This collection of writings on electronic music goes outside the canon to analyze influential works by under-recognized musicians. The contributors, many of whom are composers and performers themselves, offer their unsung musical heroes the sort of in-depth examinations usually reserved for more well-known composers and works. They analyze music from around the world and across genders, race, nationality, and age, discussing works that range from soundscapes of rushing water and resonating pipes to compositions by algorithm. Subjects include the collaboration of performer and composer, as seen in the work of Anne La Berge, Luciano Berio and Cathy Berberian, and others; the choice by Asian composers Zhang Xiaofu and Unsuk Chin to embrace (or not) Eastern themes and styles; and how technologies used by composers created the sound of the works, as exemplified by Bülent Arel’s use of voltage-control components as compositional tools and Charles Dodge’s resynthesizing of the human voice.

  • MIT Press
  • MITP 9780262539302 / 2020
  • ISBN 9780262539302
  • 312 pages

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Between the Tracks

Musicians on Selected Electronic Music

Miller Puckette, Kerry Hagan, ed.

Bülent Arel, Cathy Berberian, Luciano Berio

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    MITP 9780262539302
    Not in catalogue

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