Machover, Tod


Le compositeur et l'ordinateur : quelques réflexions

Le compositeur et l'ordinateur. Paris: IRCAM/Centre Georges Pompidou: 1-5.

Language(s): French


Socio-Cultural Aspects of Electroacoustic Music Computer Music


Through his music, the composer offers a personal response to the problems of language, form, structures, aesthetics and relationships with the audience. The author explains how the computer amplifies these problems and how the creator must devise temporary responses in order to overcome these problems. He details three causes:

  1. The computer contains immense possibilities
  2. The computer provokes a new thinking
  3. The computer creates relationships between the composer and the technology that influence the creative process.

Abstract translation(s):


Machover, Tod (1981). Le compositeur et l'ordinateur : quelques réflexions

All references of the same author:


MACHOVER, Tod (1983). Fusione fugace. Testo esplicativo (Fusione fugace. Explanatory text)
Machover, Tod (1984). Computer Music with and without Instruments
Machover, Tod (1985). Thoughts on Computer Music Composition
Machover, Tod (1986). A Stubborn Search for Artistic Unity
Machover, Tod (2002). Instruments, Interactivity, and Inevitability


MACHOVER, Tod (1983). Fusione fugace. Testo esplicativo