Machover, Tod

1985

Thoughts on Computer Music Composition

Composers and the Computer. Los Altos: William Kaufmann: 88-111.

Language(s): English

Keyword(s):

Cross-synthesis Frequency Modulation Synthesis Analysis Computer Music

Abstract:

The author discusses three compositions: Déplacements (1979) for guitar and tape, Light (1979) for 14 instrumentalists and two four-track computer-generated tapes and Soft Morning, City! (1980) for soprano, double bass and tape. He discusses his musical language and the structure of these pieces to explain the role of the computer in his creative process. He uses the computer to create two completely different worlds: one of abstract electronic sound and another of synthetic instruments.

All references of the same author:

(English)

Machover, Tod (1981). Le compositeur et l'ordinateur : quelques réflexions
MACHOVER, Tod (1983). Fusione fugace. Testo esplicativo (Fusione fugace. Explanatory text)
Machover, Tod (1984). Computer Music with and without Instruments
Machover, Tod (1986). A Stubborn Search for Artistic Unity
Machover, Tod (2002). Instruments, Interactivity, and Inevitability

(Français)

Machover, Tod (1981). Le compositeur et l'ordinateur : quelques réflexions

(Italiano)

MACHOVER, Tod (1983). Fusione fugace. Testo esplicativo