Keyword(s):Computing , Synthesis and Resynthesis Techniques , Real-time , Digital Music , Electronic Music , Interactivity , Interdisciplinary Artistic Work , Audio-vision
This compact volume presents the art of sound and light synthesis. It contains a history of electronic art, its theory, composition and performance techniques. The author focuses on “real-time composition, the glue of sound and light synthesis” and gives some keys to understanding the interaction between various instruments.
After an introduction to wave theory, the author offers a complete description of three sound synthesisers (ART 2600, Synthi AKS and Mini-Moog) and briefly discusses new digital techniques. The second part offers and introduction to light synthesis through various media: films, videos and laser shows. The final chapter investigates the light-sound creative processes and the interactions between the two media.
Table of Contents:
Prologue: An Ode to Electronic Instruments in the Arts
- A Brief History
- The Nature of Waves
- The Synthesizer: An Interactive Electronic Wave Instrument
- The Computer
- Oscillographics and Film
- Videographics and the Electronic Arts Studio
- Laser Light Forms