The Development of Computer Music Programming Systems

Lazzarini, Victor (2013) The Development of Computer Music Programming Systems. Journal of New Music Research, 42 (1). pp. 92-110. ISSN 0929-8215

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This article traces the history and evolution of Music Programming, from the early off-line synthesis programs of the MUSIC N family to modern realtime interactive systems. It explores the main design characteristics of these systems and their impact on Computer Music. In chronological fashion, the article will examine, with code examples, the development of the early systems into the most common modern languages currently in use. In particular, we will focus on Csound, highlighting its main internal aspects and its applications. The text will also explore the various paradigms that have oriented the design and use of music programming systems. This discussion is completed by a consideration of computer music eco-systems and their pervasiveness in today’s practice.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Computer Music Programming Systems;
Academic Unit: Faculty of Arts,Celtic Studies and Philosophy > Music
Item ID: 4694
Identification Number: 10.1080/09298215.2013.778890
Depositing User: Dr Victor Lazzarini
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2014 15:09
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of New Music Research
Publisher: Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Refereed: Yes

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