Moore, F. Richard


A Technological Approach to Music

In Paynter, J. et al. (eds.) Companion to Contemporary Musical Thought: Volume 1. London: Routledge: 329-354.

Language(s): English


Socio-Cultural Aspects of Electroacoustic Music Electroacoustic Music


In this chapter ,the author offers an overview of the recent history of music technology. He discusses the effects of the commercialisation of music technology, and describes and comments on the differences between what he calls ‘traditionalist’ and ‘revisionist’ approaches to technology. He argues that in order to learn about music technology one must overcome the traditionalist injunctions against doing it and the formidable task of using advanced technologies in creative ways. He proposes four necessary conditions that must be met by any path leading to an artistically expressive technology.

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 (1988). The Dysfunctions of MIDI
Moore, F. Richard (1996). Dreams of Computer Music - Then and Now