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Electronic and Experimental Music: Technology, Music, and Culture,Fourth Edition provides a comprehensive history of electronic music, covering key composers, genres, and techniques used in both analog and digital synthesis. This textbook has been greatly expanded and revised with the needs of both students and instructors in mind. The reader-friendly style, logical organization, and pedagogical features provide easy access to key ideas, milestones, and concepts. Now a four-part text with fourteen chapters, the new fourth edition features new content: Audio CD of classic works of electronic music-a first for this book. Listening Guides providing annotated, moment-by-moment exploration of classic works-a new chapter feature that improves critical listening skills. Expanded global representation with new discussions of classic electronic music in the United Kingdom, Italy, Latin America, and Asia New discussion of early experiments with jazz and electronic music More on the roots of electronic rock music. Additional accounts of the under-reported contributions of women composers in the field, including new discussions of Daphne Oram, Delia Derbyshire, Lily Greenham, Teresa Rampazzi, and Jacqueline Nova Two appendices that trace the evolution of analog and digital synthesis technology. The companion website includes a number of student and instructor resources, such as additional Listening Guides, links to audio and video resources on the internet, PowerPoint slides, and interactive quizzes.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrationsp. vii
Prefacep. xiv
Acknowledgmentsp. xx
Early History: Predecessors and Pioneers (1874 to 1960)p. 1
Electronic Music Before 1945p. 3
Early Electronic Music in Europep. 43
Early Electronic Music in the United States and Latin Americap. 97
Early Electronic Music in Japan, Southeast Asia, and Chinap. 137
Analog Synthesis and Instrumentsp. 151
Tape Composition and Fundamental Concepts of Electronic Musicp. 153
Early Synthesizers and Experimentersp. 175
Principles of Analog Synthesis and Voltage Controlp. 205
The Voltage-Controlled Synthesizerp. 239
Digital Synthesis and Computer Musicp. 269
Early Computer Music (1953-85)p. 271
The Microprocessor Revolution (1975-2011)p. 296
The Principles of Computer Musicp. 321
The Musicp. 347
Classical and Experimental Musicp. 349
Jazz, Live Electronic Music, and Ambient Musicp. 399
Rock, Space Age Pop, and Turntablismp. 442
Pioneering Works of Electronic Musicp. 468
The Evolution of Analog Synthesizersp. 472
The Evolution of Computer Musicp. 482
Glossaryp. 495
Notesp. 507
Notes on the Audio CDp. 525
Indexp. 527
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