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Electronic Music Machines

By Jean-Michel Reveillac
  • Writer : Jean-Michel Reveillac
  • Isbn : 1119618118
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Number of Pages : 382
  • Category : Science
  • Review Counts : 392
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  • Pdf : electronic-music-machines.pdf

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Since 1960, with the advent of musical electronics, composers and musicians have been using ever more sophisticated machines to create sonic material that presents innovation, color and new styles: electro-acoustic, electro, house, techno, etc. music. The music of Pierre Henry, Kraftwerk, Pink Floyd, Daft Punk and many others has introduced new sounds, improbable rhythms and a unique approach to composition and notation. Electronic machines have become essential: they have built and influenced the music of the most recent decades and set the trend for future productions. This book explores the theory and practice related to the different machines which constitute the universe of musical electronics, omitting synthesizers which are treated in other works. Sequencers, drum machines, samplers, groove machines and vocoders from 1960 to today are studied in their historical, physical and theoretical context. More detailed approaches to the Elektron Octatrack sequencer-sampler and the Korg Electribe 2 groove machine are also included.

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  • Pdf File: machine-habitus.pdf

Book Excerpt:

We commonly think of society as made of and by humans, but with the proliferation of machine learning and AI technologies, this is clearly no longer the case. Billions of automated systems tacitly contribute to the social construction of reality by drawing algorithmic distinctions between the visible and the invisible, the relevant and the irrelevant, the likely and the unlikely – on and beyond platforms. Drawing on the work of Pierre Bourdieu, this book develops an original sociology of algorithms as social agents, actively participating in social life. Through a wide range of examples, Massimo Airoldi shows how society shapes algorithmic code, and how this culture in the code guides the practical behaviour of the code in the culture, shaping society in turn. The ‘machine habitus’ is the generative mechanism at work throughout myriads of feedback loops linking humans with artificial social agents, in the context of digital infrastructures and pre-digital social structures. Machine Habitus will be of great interest to students and scholars in sociology, media and cultural studies, science and technology studies and information technology, and to anyone interested in the growing role of algorithms and AI in our social and cultural life.

Recording and Voice Processing, Volume 1

By Jean-Michel Réveillac
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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Isbn Code : 1119885051
  • Number of Pages : 256
  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Reviews : 724
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Book Excerpt:

Capturing, recording and broadcasting the voice is often difficult. Many factors must be taken into account and achieving a true representation is much more complex than one might think. The capture devices such as the position of the singer(s) or narrator(s), the acoustics, atmosphere and equipment are just some of the physical aspects that need to be mastered. Then there is the passage through the analog or digital channel, which disrupts the audio signal, as well as the processes that are often required to enrich, improve or even transform the vocal timbre and tessitura. While in the past these processes were purely material, today digital technologies and software produce surprising results that every professional in recording and broadcasting should know how to master. Recording and Voice Processing 1 addresses some general theoretical concepts. A history of recording and the physiology of the vocal apparatus are detailed in order to give the reader an understanding of the fundamental aspects of the subject. This volume also includes an advanced study of microphones, addressing their characteristics and typologies. The acoustic environment and its treatment are also considered in terms of the location of the sound capture - whether in a home studio, recording studio, live or natural environment - in order to achieve a satisfactory sound recording.

Bodily Expression in Electronic Music

By Deniz Peters,Gerhard Eckel,Andreas Dorschel
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn Code : 1136504877
  • Number of Pages : 240
  • Category : Music
  • Reviews : 514
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Book Excerpt:

In this book, scholars and artists explore the relation between electronic music and bodily expression from perspectives including aesthetics, philosophy of mind, phenomenology, dance and interactive performance arts, sociology, computer music and sonic arts, and music theory, transgressing disciplinary boundaries and established beliefs. The historic decoupling of action and sound generation might be seen to have distorted or even effaced the expressive body, with the retention of performance qualities via recoupling not equally retaining bodily expressivity. When, where, and what is the body expressed in electronic music then? The authors of this book reveal composers’, performers’, improvisers’ and listeners’ bodies, as well as the works’ and technologies’ figurative bodies as a rich source of expressive articulation. Bringing together humanities’ scholarship and musical arts contingent upon new media, the contributors offer inspiring thought and critical reflection for all those seriously engaged with the aesthetics of electronic music, interactive performance, and the body’s role in aesthetic experience and expression. Performativity is not only seen as being reclaimed in live electronic music, interactive arts, and installations; it is also exposed as embodied in the music and the listeners themselves.

Live Electronic Music

By Friedemann Sallis,Valentina Bertolani,Jan Burle,Laura Zattra
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn Code : 1317692101
  • Number of Pages : 340
  • Category : Music
  • Reviews : 661
  • Pdf File: live-electronic-music.pdf

Book Excerpt:

During the twentieth century, electronic technology enabled the explosive development of new tools for the production, performance, dissemination and conservation of music. The era of the mechanical reproduction of music has, rather ironically, opened up new perspectives, which have contributed to the revitalisation of the performer’s role and the concept of music as performance. This book examines questions related to music that cannot be set in conventional notation, reporting and reflecting on current research and creative practice primarily in live electronic music. It studies compositions for which the musical text is problematic, that is, non-existent, incomplete, insufficiently precise or transmitted in a nontraditional format. Thus, at the core of this project is an absence. The objects of study lack a reliably precise graphical representation of the work as the composer or the composer/performer conceived or imagined it. How do we compose, perform and study music that cannot be set in conventional notation? The authors of this book examine this problem from the complementary perspectives of the composer, the performer, the musical assistant, the audio engineer, the computer scientist and the musicologist.

The Routledge Companion to Embodied Music Interaction

By Micheline Lesaffre,Pieter-Jan Maes,Marc Leman
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  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Isbn Code : 1317219732
  • Number of Pages : 456
  • Category : Music
  • Reviews : 325
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Book Excerpt:

The Routledge Companion to Embodied Music Interaction captures a new paradigm in the study of music interaction, as a wave of recent research focuses on the role of the human body in musical experiences. This volume brings together a broad collection of work that explores all aspects of this new approach to understanding how we interact with music, addressing the issues that have roused the curiosities of scientists for ages: to understand the complex and multi-faceted way in which music manifests itself not just as sound but also as a variety of cultural styles, not just as experience but also as awareness of that experience. With contributions from an interdisciplinary and international array of scholars, including both empirical and theoretical perspectives, the Companion explores an equally impressive array of topics, including: Dynamical music interaction theories and concepts Expressive gestural interaction Social music interaction Sociological and anthropological approaches Empowering health and well-being Modeling music interaction Music-based interaction technologies and applications This book is a vital resource for anyone seeking to understand human interaction with music from an embodied perspective.

Listening and Voice

By Don Ihde
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  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Isbn Code : 0791479307
  • Number of Pages : 296
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Reviews : 643
  • Pdf File: listening-and-voice.pdf

Book Excerpt:

New and expanded edition of the now classic study in the phenomenology of sound.

The New Age of Electronic Dance Music and Club Culture

By Anita Jóri,Martin Lücke
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  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Isbn Code : 3030390020
  • Number of Pages : 151
  • Category : Music
  • Reviews : 926
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Book Excerpt:

This book offers a comprehensive overview of electronic dance music (EDM) and club culture. To do so, it interlinks a broad range of disciplines, revealing their (at times vastly) differing standpoints on the same subject. Scholars from such diverse fields as cultural studies, economics, linguistics, media studies, musicology, philosophy, and sociology share their perspectives. In addition, the book features articles by practitioners who have been active on the EDM scene for many years and discuss issues like gender and diversity problems in general, and the effects of gentrification on club culture in Berlin. Although the book’s main focus is on Berlin, one of the key centers of EDM and club culture, its findings can also be applied to other hotspots. Though primarily intended for researchers and students, the book will benefit all readers interested in obtaining an interdisciplinary overview of research on electronic dance music.

Infrared Spectroscopy of Symmetric and Spherical Spindles for Space Observation 1

By Pierre-Richard Dahoo,Azzedine Lakhlifi
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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Isbn Code : 1119824052
  • Number of Pages : 288
  • Category : Science
  • Reviews : 664
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This book is dedicated to the description and application of various different theoretical models to identify the near and mid-infrared spectra of symmetric and spherical top molecules in their gaseous form. Theoretical models based on the use of group theory are applied to rigid and non-rigid molecules, characterized by the phenomenon of tunneling and large amplitude motions. The calculation of vibration-rotation energy levels and the analysis of infrared transitions are applied to molecules of ammonia (NH3) and methane (CH4). The applications show how interactions at the molecular scale modify the near and mid-infrared spectra of isolated molecules, under the influence of the pressure of a nano-cage (the substitution site of a rare gas matrix, clathrate, fullerene or zeolite) or a surface, and allow us to identify the characteristics of the perturbing environment. This book provides valuable support for teachers and researchers but is also intended for engineering students, working research engineers and Master's and doctorate students.

Teaching Electronic Music

By Blake Stevens
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn Code : 1000417271
  • Number of Pages : 250
  • Category : Music
  • Reviews : 309
  • Pdf File: teaching-electronic-music.pdf

Book Excerpt:

Teaching Electronic Music: Cultural, Creative, and Analytical Perspectives offers innovative and practical techniques for teaching electronic music in a wide range of classroom settings. Across a dozen essays, an array of contributors—including practitioners in musicology, art history, ethnomusicology, music theory, performance, and composition—reflect on the challenges of teaching electronic music, highlighting pedagogical strategies while addressing questions such as: What can instructors do to expand and diversify musical knowledge? Can the study of electronic music foster critical reflection on technology? What are the implications of a digital culture that allows so many to be producers of music? How can instructors engage students in creative experimentation with sound? Electronic music presents unique possibilities and challenges to instructors of music history courses, calling for careful attention to creative curricula, historiographies, repertoires, and practices. Teaching Electronic Music features practical models of instruction as well as paths for further inquiry, identifying untapped methodological directions with broad interest and wide applicability.

The Legendary Saga of Djinndom

By Jahshua Divine Divini
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Isbn Code : 1503545040
  • Number of Pages : 534
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 687
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Book Excerpt:

The following is a fictional legend based on the lives of well known members of society. They were not at all involved in the writing of this script, and had no creative input whatsoever. The scenes described are not, nor have they ever been real, according to the date of the script’s completion. Their inclusion in this story is strictly for creative reasons and in no way a portrayal of the nature of they who are included. All ideas are from the author, and the involvement of well known persons is solely circumstantial and for the sake of entertaining an audience.