Yavelow, Christopher

1986

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

Keyword(s):

Historical Electroacoustic Devices MIDI Historical Electroacoustic Instruments

Abstract:

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.