Visit www. Player pianos, radio-electric circuits, gramophone records, and optical sound film—these were the cutting-edge acoustic technologies of the early twentieth century, and for many musicians and artists of the time, these devices were also the implements of a musical revolution. Instruments for New Music traces a diffuse network of cultural agents who shared the belief that a truly modern music could be attained only through a radical challenge to the technological foundations of the art. Centered in Germany during the s and s, the movement to create new instruments encompassed a broad spectrum of experiments, from the exploration of microtonal tunings and exotic tone colors to the ability to compose directly for automatic musical machines. Having published more than seventy-five full length scholarly monographs—fully open and available to the public for free— …. UC Press is honored to have numerous books and journals among the award winners at the American Musicological Society Conference.
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In the mids, they were the epitome of an electronic act: three guys behind electric keyboards, playing to a laptop backing-track. Since then, however, Metronomy seem to have moved steadily back in time. After recruiting a drummer and bassist in , the band began appearing in matching uniforms — rich burgundy blazers, pressed white slacks — as if to summon memories of the Temptations or early Beatles photographs, and their music took on a more period tint. I wanted to prove something to myself as well. A medium in constant pursuit of a new sound, pop demands ceaseless innovation, but it can also be profoundly nostalgic, even in its attitude to the same technology that allows it to develop. Nevertheless, thanks to the internet and rapid advances in software, almost all pop music is written, recorded, produced, broadcast and consumed on computers. Even a record such as Love Letters , however analogue and untampered-with, will have reached most listeners as an MP3, its analogue wave-form translated into a binary, digital signal. Many modern pop songs could be compared to sepia-tone photographs shot on the latest digital SLR; created by virtue of sophisticated digital innovation, but artificially tinted with the sense of an analogue past. Far from being dewy-eyed about vintage musical processes, Metronomy see their career as a careful negotiation of the boundary between their musical roots and the unavoidable frontier of the new. On stage, even a band with a traditional guitar-bass-drums setup might rely on tiny, fitted in-ear monitors, each running on a separate frequency from a digitised sound module.
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Unit 3: Music Technology Portfolio 2. To be submitted to the examiner by May 15 The A2 Coursework is made up of three tasks and a logbook. Each task is worth 40 marks there are no marks for the logbook. Coursework must be completed in controlled conditions as specified by Edexcel. You are required to produce a sequenced integrated realisation using one of the recordings listed below as your stimulus.