MUSI 2350

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MUSI 2350
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  1. moog
    • a modulator
    • analog synthesizerinvented by Robert Moog
    • 1967
    • popularized by Wendy/Walter Carlos
    • "switched on bach"
  2. buchla
    • invented by Donald Buchla
    • 1964
    • one of 1st analog modular synthesizers for live performance
  3. Max Mathews
    • "father of computer music"
    • invented singing computerprogram called Music 1/2/3
    • played by GROOVE and Radio Baton
  4. Binary Code
    • made of 8 bits
    • 128 64 32 16 8 4 2 1
    • higher bits = higher quality
  5. Computation
    operation that begins w/ some initial conditions and gives output which follows from set of rules
  6. algorithm
    set of rules that carry out computation
  7. James Tenney
    • 1st composer in research
    • mathematician
    • worked with algorithms and chance programs
    • shepherd's tone (up version)
    • worked with Elvis stuff, "blue suede shoes"
  8. Jean-Claude Risset
    • replaced Tenney in 1964
    • researched psychacoustics
    • shepherd's tone (down)
    • developed different timbres for computer
    • "computer suite for little boy"
  9. John Chowning
    • studied effects of wide vibrato sounds
    • discovered FM synthesis technique
  10. FM synthesis
    • Chowning
    • modulates periodic waveform w/ another
    • enabled stable computer oscillator
  11. MIDI
    • Music Instrument Digital Interface
    • proposed by Sequential Systems, Oberheim, Roland Corp.
    • sent in serial binary as series of bits
    • does not describe soundcontrol message
  12. Yamaha DX7 Synthesizer
    • invented in 1983
    • first fully digital MIDI synthesizer
    • came from Chowning's frequency modulation synthesis
  13. Truax
    first real time granular synthesis
  14. Xenakis
    first compositional theory for grains of sound
  15. granular synthesis
    • Truax
    • Xenakis
  16. Rhythmic Phasing
    • African rhythm
    • reich
  17. alternate controllers
    • cage
    • laetitia sonomi
  18. Modulation Techniques
    • Amplitude Modulation
    • Frequency Modulation
  19. Synthesis Techniques
    Additive Synthesis
  20. Columbia-Princeton Collaboration
    • Columbia: Otto Luening, Vladmir Ussachevsky
    • Princeton: Milton Babbit
    • purchased/created RCA Mark II Sound Synthesizer
  21. RCA Mark II Sound Synthesizer
    • first programmable electronic music synthesizer
    • Princeton-Columbia Collaboration
    • funded by rockefeller foundation
    • Babbit
    • Charles Wuorinen's "Times Encomium"

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