Moore, F. Richard


The Dysfunctions of MIDI

In Proceedings of the 1987 International Computer Music Conference - Illinois. San Francisco, CA: ICMA: 256-263.
Also published in: Computer Music Journal: Vol. 12, No. 1. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press: 19-28.


Language(s): English


Real-time MIDI


In this paper, the author discusses the dysfunctions of MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) from a musical point of view, paying particular attention to performance capture, the digital representation of musical control, and synthesiser control. This paper offers the current reader a historical perspective on the early years of MIDI technology.

All references of the same author:


Moore, F. Richard (1981). The Futures of Music
Moore, F. Richard (1988). The Dysfunctions of MIDI
Moore, F. Richard (1992). A Technological Approach to Music
Moore, F. Richard (1996). Dreams of Computer Music - Then and Now