Giomi, Francesco

1996

An Early Case of Algorithmic Composition in Italy

Organised Sound: Vol. 1, no. 3. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 179-182.

URL: http://journals.cambridge.org/jid_OSO

Language(s): English

Keyword(s):

Algorithmic Music

Abstract:

Pietro Grossi was the first pioneer of computer music in Italy. During his activities from 1961 to the 1980s he devoted much research to algorithmic composition. Grossi’s first experiments in this field are discussed, dealing particularly with three important phases of his work: initiating algorithmic composition at the S 2F M studio in Florence, writing digital programs at the CNUCE Institute in Pisa, and realising a musical algorithm by translating the curve designed by the mathematician Peano into a sonic form.

All references of the same author:

(English)

Giomi, Francesco (1995). The Work of Italian Artist Pietro Grossi: from Early Electronic Music to Computer Art
Giomi, Francesco (2002). Scuole storiche italiane di musica elettronica (Historical electronic music schools in Italy)

(Italiano)

Giomi, Francesco (2002). Scuole storiche italiane di musica elettronica