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Electronic and Computer Music$
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Peter Manning

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199746392

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199746392.001.0001

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The Foundations of Computer Music

The Foundations of Computer Music

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(p.180) (p.181) 10 The Foundations of Computer Music
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Electronic and Computer Music
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Peter Manning

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199746392.003.0010

This chapter considers the synthesis and signal processing techniques that underpin the development of computer music. During the early phase of computer development, the only tools available to the pioneers of computer music were mainframe machines, large and expensive items of equipment originally designed as self-contained systems for scientific and commercial data processing. By the end of the 1960s, however, advances in system design were encouraging the development of more compact and less expensive computers for an expanding market, thus widening the opportunities for access and engagement in creative research. This facilitated a trend toward self-sufficiency in the computer music sector, an activity that gathered considerable momentum during the 1970s in both Europe and America.

Keywords:   electronic music, computer technology, computer music, signal processing, synthesis, computer development

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