Wishart, Trevor


Music and Technology: Problems and Perspectives

In Paynter, J. et al. (eds.) Companion to Contemporary Musical Thought: Volume 1. London: Routledge: 565-582.

Language(s): English


Electroacoustic Instruments Socio-Cultural Aspects of Electroacoustic Music Electroacoustic Music


In this chapter, the author addresses the then current relationship between music and technology (1992). Noting that the mushrooming of the science of information technology had brought about a qualitative change in our ability to handle and manipulate musical data of various kinds, he discusses both the artistic promise offered by such technological developments as well as the pitfalls.

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Wishart, Trevor (1978). Red Bird: A Document
Wishart, Trevor (1984). Soundscape Design in the Jorvik Viking Centre Museum
Wishart, Trevor (1986a). Sound Symbols and Landscapes
Wishart, Trevor (1986b). The Environment for Computer Music Composition
Wishart, Trevor (1988). The Composition of Vox-5
Wishart, Trevor (1989). The Function of Text in the VOX cycle
Wishart, Trevor (1991). Computer Music and Post-Modernism
Wishart, Trevor (1993). From Architecture to Chemistry
Wishart, Trevor (1994). Audible Design: A Plain and Easy Introduction to Practical Sound Design
Wishart, Trevor (1996a). On Sonic Art - Revised Edition
Wishart, Trevor (1996b). The Situation of the Sonic Arts Today
Wishart, Trevor (2000). Sonic Composition in Tongues of Fire