Wishart, Trevor


The Environment for Computer Music Composition

Electroacoustic Music - Journal of the Electroacoustic Music Association of Great Britain: Vol. 2, No. 1-2. London: EAM: 34-37.

Language(s): English


Socio-Cultural Aspects of Electroacoustic Music


In this article, the author presents a report on the studios of the Group de Recherches Musicales (GRM) (1985). He makes some general observations about the nature of the music-computing environment from a composer’s perspective. He makes a particular point concerning institutional control of computer music technology (a situation that is partially based on the cost of such technology), which inevitably leads to a culture of those who have access and those who do not. His solution - the ideal computer music environment - would be one in which there was a wider availability of realistically affordable, home-based systems.

All references of the same author:


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 (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 (1992). Music and Technology: Problems and Perspectives
Wishart, Trevor (1993). From Architecture to Chemistry
Wishart, Trevor (1994). Audible Design: A Plain and Easy Introduction to Practical Sound Design
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Wishart, Trevor (1996b). The Situation of the Sonic Arts Today
Wishart, Trevor (2000). Sonic Composition in Tongues of Fire