Moore, F. Richard


The Dysfunctions of MIDI

Computer Music Journal: Vol. 12, No. 1. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press: 19-28.
Also published in: Proceedings of the 1987 International Computer Music Conference. San Francisco, CA: ICMA: 256-263.


Language(s): English




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:


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