CFP (articles): Writing <–> Technology. Composers 1973-1983

Call for proposals
Writing Technology. Composers 1973-1983
Writing < –> Technology
Composers 1973-1983
Editors: Giacomo Albert, Andrea Valle
The musicological journal «Nuove Musiche» invites authors to submit a proposal for the forthcoming issue, No. 5 (2018). The topic of the issue will be living composers’ relation with technology and writing. Such a relationship must be understood in the widest sense, both as technology for writing and as writing for technology.
The aim of the issue is to provide a phenomenology of music practices in relation to the two main themes indicated by the title. This requires an in-depth scrutiny of some features of musical outputs created by some of the most prominent composers born between 1973 and 1983. The chosen time range defines a generation that: CFP (articles): Writing < –> Technology. Composers 1973-1983 weiterlesen

Computer Music Journal Volume 41 Number 2

Computer Music Journal Volume 41 Number 2 Summer 2017
The musician’s interface—this issue’s theme—has intrigued practitioners of computer music since the early years of the discipline. Even “the father of computer music,” Max Mathews, hardly rested on his laurels as the 1950s pioneer of the so-called Music N series of programming languages. Although these languages were powerful and influential, their laborious textual input process did pose challenges for music making. Instead, Mathews moved toward real-time systems, starting with the program Generated Real-Time Operations on Voltage-Controlled Equipment (GROOVE) around 1970 and later progressing to controllers such as his Radio Drum. Computer Music Journal Volume 41 Number 2 weiterlesen

The Musical Quarterly Volume 99 Issue 2

The Musical Quarterly Volume 99 Issue 2
Summer 2016
The Musical Quarterly, founded in 1915 by Oscar Sonneck, has long been cited as the premier scholarly musical journal in the United States. Over the years it has published the writings of many important composers and musicologists, including Aaron Copland, Arnold Schoenberg, Marc Blitzstein, Henry Cowell, and Camille Saint-Saens. The journal focuses on the merging areas in scholarship where much of the challenging new work in the study of music is being produced. The Musical Quarterly Volume 99 Issue 2 weiterlesen

American Music Volume 35

American Music Volume 35, Number 1, Spring 2017
Special Section: Papers from the Frederick Loewe Symposium in American Music
Libby Larsen
We composers create our music for many reasons, personal and otherwise. If we are asked why we compose, many of us might tell you that making an order of sound in time and space (composing) is our most authentic and direct way to communicate. Some of us might add that not composing would put us out of communication with ourselves and the world at large. And so we compose music, lots of music, in myriad genres for myriad purposes. We composers have one thing in common: we know that for any music to be heard, there has to be an audience, whether it is Milton Babbitt’s audience of one or a more typical audience of many. American Music Volume 35 weiterlesen