Asuar, José Vicente

1980

Un sistema para hacer musica con un Microcomputador (A music-making system using a Microcomputer)

Revista Musical Chilena: XXXIV, no. 151 (July-September). Chile: 5-28.

Language(s): Spanish

Keyword(s):

Aleatory Historical Electroacoustic Devices Historical Electroacoustic Instruments Algorithmic Music

Abstract:

The author describes a microcomputer-based music system he developed in 1978: the Computador Musical Digital Analógico Asuar or COMDASUAR. Asuar also wrote the software for this early polyphonic instrument, including typical digital sequencer operations as well as probabilistic behaviours to be applied to a diversity of compositional parameters.

The COMDASUAR digital-analog system allowed the application of chance operations as well as combinatorial and serial ones. The original instrument created by Asuar was a hybrid system producing six simultaneous digitally generated and controlled voices passing through analog (voltaged-controlled) filters and amplifiers. The data input was achieved through a typical alphanumeric keyboard.

The article also includes an historical introduction to computer music research and references to the long play record released in 1979: Asi habló el Computador (Thus spoke the Computer), with music composed by Asuar using the COMDASUAR.

Abstract translation(s):

(Español)

ASUAR, José Vicente (1980). Un sistema para hacer música con un Microcomputador

All references of the same author:

(English)

ASUAR, José Vicente (1959). En el umbral de una nueva era musical (At the doorstep of a new musical era)
ASUAR, José Vicente (1963). Música electrónica: poética musical de nuestros días (Electronic music: musical poetics of nowadays)
ASUAR, José Vicente (1972a). Música con Computadores: ¿cómo hacerlo..? (Music with computers: how to do it..?)
ASUAR, José Vicente (1972b). La segunda generación de música electrónica (The electronic music second generation)
ASUAR, José Vicente (1975). Recuerdos (Memories)

(Español)

ASUAR, José Vicente (1959). En el umbral de una nueva era musical
ASUAR, José Vicente (1963). Música electrónica: poética musical de nuestros días
ASUAR, José Vicente (1972a). Música con Computadores: ¿cómo hacerlo..?
ASUAR, José Vicente (1972b). La segunda generación de música electrónica
ASUAR, José Vicente (1975). Recuerdos