Since I deal with the history of computer music as I could not dedicate an article to this subject also? For many readers far from new but definitely important to form a complete picture of what happened at the turn of the fifties.


Almost a year ago I wrote about what had been the first app released by the John Cage Trust, Prepared Piano, created in 2012 to celebrate the centenary of the birth of the American composer. This application is accompanied by another, simply called 4 ’33’ ‘.

Share your silence with 4’33” of John Cage

Between the end of the forties and the mid-sixties, a series of experiments was conducted in Australia aimed at transforming the computer CSIRAC into a musical instrument, able to compose and execute music tracks.

Music Programme

In my opinion, to play is a valid tool to implement a teaching that is both effective and capable of preserving the objectives a strong pedagogy. An opinion far from the original if contextualized in that age school that reaches the end of primary school.

Are you an audio detective?

Title: The Music of Csirac, Australia’s First Computer Music Author: Paul Doornbusch Publisher: Common Ground Publishing Year: 2005 Pages: 102 Attachment: Cd/Rom The story told in this book was born almost by accident, roughly around 1998, when Paul Doornbusch, Australian composer and expert in computer music, reading of the death […]

Paul Doornbusch – The Music of Csirac

Title: Xenakis Authors: Various Edited by: Enzo Restagno Publisher: EDT Year: 1988 Pages: 315 After the first chapter of Enzo Restagno, you can read an intervention by the Czech writer Milan Kundera, who writes what distinguishes Iannis Xenakis by all the great composers who lived before him: the latter opposed, with their […]

AA. VV. – Xenakis

HPSCHD is a large and complex multimedia work, carried out by two particular stars of American music: John Cage, among the most controversial composers of the twentieth century, and Lejaren Hiller, a pioneer of computer music.


Title: Aix Author: Giuseppe Ielasi Label: 12k Year: 2009 Tracks: 9 Duration: 0:31.23 Vote: 8/10 The first impression one gets from listening to Aix, for those who know the discography of the Italian composer, is that this album closes a cycle, which began with the two previous works, August (2007), and […]

Giuseppe Ielasi – Aix

In recent weeks, Radiohead have released the new version of the free app PolyFauna, a project for iOS and Android designed by Thom Yorke born with the collaboration with producer Nigel Godrich and illustrator Stanley Donwood, longtime collaborators of the British group.

PolyFauna, the Radiohead’s app

When you are writing of software for audio free and open source, I believe that the first thought in the vast majority of cases, falls on Audacity, a powerful tool very appreciated by professionals and amateurs; as well as the best free software for processing digital audio.

A great audio editor and recorder: Audacity

LMMS is a software that turns your computer into a digital workstation dedicated to music composition. So far there is nothing particularly new, think about it.

Compose music with your PC: LMMS