Computer Music: Some Reflections

Trevor Wishart

in The Oxford Handbook of Computer Music

Published in print April 2011 | ISBN: 9780199792030
Published online September 2012 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks

 Computer Music: Some Reflections

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This article presents spectral and textural development of the source, which is an integral aspect of the organization of the work, alongside traditional concerns for pitch, duration, and sectional organization. Here, the author explains his compositional career. He talks about how he developed his own software instruments. He discusses how he has always felt that these new tools, like other musical instruments, should be as widely available to the musical community as possible so that techniques can be learned and shared. This article discusses some hot topics and technical development in music technology research. Here, the author has written extensively on the topic of what he terms “sonic art,” and contributed to the design and implementation of software tools used in the creation of digital music.

Keywords: source; software instruments; musical instruments; technical development; music technology research

Article.  4372 words. 

Subjects: Music ; Applied Music

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