A subset of the Classical Music Composers database, this list focuses on composers who have composed electronic music. That is music created by or modified by electronic devices. To hear that music an electronic device is required.
Is there more to music than melody and sound? Continuing our series on 'difficult' art forms, Simon Hattenstone delves into the works of Stockhausen in a bid to understand electronic music - and loses his balance, his appetite and almost his mind.
Contents: 1) Sinusoids, amplitude and frequency; 2) Wavetables and samplers; 3) Audio and control computations; 4) Automation and voice management; 5) Modulation; 6) Designer spectra; 7) Time shifts and delays; 8) Filters; 9) Fourier analysis and resynthesis; 10) Classical waveforms; Index & Bibliography
Musical performance in a cultural context has always been inextricably linked to the human body, yet, the body has played only a minor role in the creation and performance of electronic music. We find physicality, feedback, and gesture—the reintegration of the body in electronic music—are all key to maintaining and extending musical/social traditions within a technological context.