Title: The Music of My Time Authoress: Joan Peyser Publisher: Pro/Am Music Resources Year: 1995 Pages: 474 Musicologist, biographer, journalist for the New York Times, the first woman to head the journal The American Quarterly (1977/1984), Joan Peyser, who died in 2011, was an important figure in contemporary musicology in the United States.

Joan Peyser – The Music of My Time


Title: Electronic Music Author: Andy Mackay Publisher: Control Data Publishing Year: 1981 Pages: 124 Andy Mackay, saxophonist of the Roxy Music band, here as a popularizer with a book that offers itself as a small and easy encyclopedia on electronic music.

Andy Mackay – Electronic Music


Title: Electronic Music Production Author: Alan Douglas Publisher: Tab Books Year: 1973 Pages: 148 Tab Books is a publishing house of the seventies specializing in publications of technological interest, designed as introductory manuals for issues such as the Hi-Fi, audio in general, technology and electronics for hobbyists and so on.

Alan Douglas – Electronic Music Production



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Iannis Xenakis (Braila 1922 – Paris, 2001) is among the most important figures of twentieth-century music; was born in Romania to Greek parents and with them at age 10 he returned to Greece where he remained until the second half of the forties. Xenakis took an active part in the […]

Photostory #3: Iannis Xenakis


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The UPIC is a computerized system designed and implemented in the mid-seventies by Iannis Xenakis. It is a very particular and innovative instrument, where the musical composition occurred by means of a graphical approach that replaced the traditional music notation. It was conceived and designed by Iannis Xenakis, as a […]

UPIC


Les Ateliers UPIC is the name CEMAMu founded in 1985 in Paris by Iannis Xenakis and the French composer Maurice Fleuret and Iannis Xenakis, who was also a composer. Formally, was born as an association which had the task of promoting the knowledge and use of the UPIC system.

Les Ateliers Upic



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The Centre d’Etudes de Mathématique et Automatique Musicales, more simply known by the abbreviation CEMAMu, is a computer music research center founded by Iannis Xenakis in collaboration with academics from several disciplines very different, as aesthetics, mathematics, computer science, but also philosophy and electrical engineering.

Centre d’Études de Mathématique et Automatique Musicales


The Centre de Création Musicale Iannis Xenakis is simply the latest expression of the research in the field of computer music promoted by Iannis Xenakis during a period of forty years. In fact, it is not easy to reconstruct the path of the foundation and creation of informal groups, institutions […]

Centre de Création Musicale Iannis Xenakis


The EMAMu is the acronym for an informal group founded by Iannis Xenakis in 1966, whose purpose was to promote research and experimentation around the computer music. In truth, the concept of foundation is rather appropriate since the EMAMu never had an institutional consistency, a physical location, but remained within […]

Equipe de Mathématique et Automatique Musicales



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Title: Music From Mathematics Authors: Vari Production: Bell Telephone Laboratories, Inc. Year: 1960 Tracks: 11 Format: Lp 33 Duration: 00:21.54 Before going into the details of this recording, it is good to clarify a precise point: in circulation there are two collections that have the title Music From Mathematics: the first, dated […]

AA. VV. – Music From Mathematics


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Today Pure Data is a visual programming language, which allows you to develop software for music composition, or simply a language for making music, free and open source. But, from a historical point of view the question it’s bit more complex. With this post I’m trying to trace the development […]

Pure Data


Giada is a free, open source audio software, oriented to the use of loops and sound samples, to manage thanks to the support of MIDI controller, both software and hardware.

Giada, your free loop machine