Ca. 1988, the Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) was considered the standard system for the digital representation of musical events. In this article, the author concentrates on known dysfunctions of MIDI from a purely musical point of view, paying particular attention to performance capture, the digital representation of musical control, and synthesiser control.
All references of the same author:
(English)Moore, F. Richard (1981). The Futures of Music
Moore, F. Richard (1987). The Dysfunctions of MIDI
Moore, F. Richard (1992). A Technological Approach to Music
Moore, F. Richard (1996). Dreams of Computer Music - Then and Now