Music 6, week 5: computer music

analog and digital representations of sound
orchestra and score files
real-time and non-real-time synthesis
Digital-to-analog converters (DACs) and the reverse (ADCs)
Bell Laboratories (Max Mathews, researcher; music by Dodge and Spiegel)
Stanford University (music by Chowning, Schottstaedt)
IRCAM (music by Wishart, Barriere, Harvey)

Music on reserve:
Charles Dodge, Speech Songs (1972; 7:01)
Iannis Xenakis, Mycenae-Alpha (1978; 9:37)
Michael McNabb, DreamSong (1978; 9:32)
Jonathan Harvey, Mortuos Plango, Vivos Voco (1979; 9:00)
Jean-Baptiste Barriere: Chréode 1 (1983; 9:26)
Trevor Wishart, Vox, no. 5 (1986; 6:02)


F. Richard Moore, Dreams of Computer Music, Then and Now