Yavelow, Christopher


The Impact of MIDI upon Compositional Methodology

In Proceedings of the 1986 International Computer Music Conference - The Hague. San Francisco, CA: ICMA: 21-27.

URL: http://www.computermusic.org

Language(s): English


Historical Electroacoustic Devices MIDI Historical Electroacoustic Instruments


In this paper, the author discusses the impact that MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) had during the three years since its inception in 1983, in three areas of musical endeavour: composition, manuscript preparation and sound design. This paper offers the current reader a historical perspective on the early years of MIDI technology.