Davies, Hugh

1992

New Musical Instruments in the Computer Age: Amplified Performance Systems and Related Examples of Low-level Technology

In Paynter, J. et al. (eds.) Companion to Contemporary Musical Thought: Volume 1. London: Routledge: 500-513.

Language(s): English

Keyword(s):

Historical Electroacoustic Devices Historical Electroacoustic Instruments Computer Music Electroacoustic Music Electronic Music Live Electronics

Abstract:

In this chapter, the author presents a brief historical outline of the relationship between music and electrical/digital technology. He then discusses the invention of new musical instruments that were a result of developments in electrical/digital technology - a small selection of which he describes in some detail, including some of his own inventions. He also offers his definitions of the terms ‘electroacoustic’, electromechanical’ and ‘electronic’.

All references of the same author:

(Deutsch)

DAVIES, Hugh (1996). Elektroakustische Live-Performance. Zur Geschichte und Gegenwart des STEIM

(English)

Davies, Hugh (1964). A Discography of Electronic Music and Musique Concrète
Davies, Hugh (1966). A Discography of Electronic Music and Musique Concrète: Supplement
Davies, Hugh (1968). International Electronic Music Catalog
Davies, Hugh (1986). Storia ed evoluzione degli strumenti musicali elettronici (Historical evolution of electronic music instruments)
Davies, Hugh (1990). Instruments électroniques : classification et mécanismes
Davies, Hugh (1996a). A History of Sampling
DAVIES, Hugh (1996b). Elektroakustische Live-Performance. Zur Geschichte und Gegenwart des STEIM (Live Electroacoustic Performance: On the history and current situation at STEIM)
Davies, Hugh (2001). The Preservation of Electronic Musical Instruments
Davies, Hugh (2001a). Gentle Fire: An Early Approach to Live Electronic Music
Davies, Hugh (2003). Daphne Oram: Tribute to a Pioneer

(Français)

Davies, Hugh (1990). Instruments électroniques : classification et mécanismes

(Italiano)

Davies, Hugh (1986). Storia ed evoluzione degli strumenti musicali elettronici