Lohner, Henning


The UPIC System: A User's Report

Computer Music Journal: Vol. 10, No. 4. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press: 42-49.

URL: http://www.mitpressjournals.org/loi/comj

Language(s): English


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In this article, the author presents an overview of a historically pertinent electroacoustic device, one that has established and influenced many technological developments and compositional practices in the field of electroacoustic music - the UPIC (Unité Polyagogique Informatique du CEMAMu) system. This is a complex system of computers and peripherals designed to facilitate direct user access to sound and musical material. The focal point of the system is a graphics tablet on which the user draws; this drawing is then transformed into sound by the computer.

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Lohner, Henning (1986b). Interview with Iannis Xenakis