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came to be known as hyperinstruments or intelligent instruments, he has been an actor involved in changing the face of electronic music by advocating the idea that composing in this medium could be done interactively.Using a combination of state-of-the-art machines and special devices he had custom -made for his use, Chadabe was able, in the 1970sand 1980s,to expand the language of electronic music into the realm of interactive composition. Chapters 5,6 and 7 examine how the “digital technology and synthesizer concepts come together.” Here also, Chadabe’s intention is openly displayed: to link the evolution of music technology in the twentieth century to the revolution of the musical instrument. In these three chapters, the author shows how specific computer technology used in producing sounds has met the analog synthesizer and, through a series of technological achievements, has become a new kind of musical instrument. “Where are we in the development of Z Am Listening:An Exhibition of S c u l p tural Sound Installations Linking the Visible with theAudible. VHS videotape. Various installations and performances. Glendon Gallery, York Univ., Ontario, Canada, 1995. Launch CD-ROM and Audio CD. 2Way Media, U.S.A., 1996. ISSN: 1081-5872. Musicworks:Explorations in Sound Journal and CD. Nos. 66,67 and 68,19961997 . ISSN: 0225-686X. Notesfrom the Wild: Thoughtson Man and H i s Environment Book and CD. Bernie Krause. Ellipsis Arts/ No Problem Productions,Jersey City, NJ, U.S.A. 1996. 95 pp., illus. Technophobia CD-ROM.Various artists exhibiting multimedia art and sound works. Dooley Le Cappellaine, New York, Ny,USA. 1996. CompactDiscs performance devices and sound generators ?”is the question addressed in chapters 8 and 9. The book nears completion with a question that loops back to Articles Znd@nis Jonty Harrison. Empreintes Digitales, Montreal, Canada. 1996. its opening, as Chadabe asks what “ideas emerge for an interactive instrument.” The question of where we are going is the topic of the last section of the book, titled “Summaries and Speculations.” ElectricSoundsis the work of an author who is a composer, an active contributor to the field of electronic music through his research endeavors, and a witness of his time. It marks the advent of a new era in which electronic music, in all its aspects, is becoming a part of our cultural memory. It is a book that is not to be missed. I I Multimedia Catacombsof the Mind:AJourney to InnerSpace CD-ROM. Scott Becker, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A., 1996. CD-ROM. Gravikords, Whirlies and Fyrophones: ExperimentalMusical Instruments Book and CD. Edited by Bart Hopkin; CD features various artists. Ellipsis Arts/No Problem Productions,Jersey City, NJ, USA. 1996. The Blind Messenger Forrest Fang. Cuneiform Records, Silver Spring, MD, U.S.A. 1997. Cirque MichSle Bokanowski. Empreintes Digitales, Montreal, Canada. 1996. La Commedia:Harlequins, Ghosts and Fantan’es;Music of Daniel Kingman Richard Cionco,James Een, Susan Lamb Cook, Betty Woo,Justin Blasdale, Laurel Zucker and Marc Shapiro. Innova Recordings, St. Paul, MN, U.S.A., 1996. Contes de la mhoire Jon Appleton. Empreintes Digitales, Montreal, Canada, 1996. Deep in the Heart of Tuva: CowboyM m k from the WildEast Various artists. Ellipsis Arts/No Problem Productions,Jersey City, NJ, U.S.A. 1996. Fly, Fly My Sadness The Bulgarian Voices-Angelite and HuunHuur -Tu. Shanachie Entertainment Corp, Newton, NJ, U.S.A. 1996. Fork%profonde Francis Dhomont. Empreintes Digitales, Montreal, Canada, 1996. IfI’d Been Born an Eagle Huun-Huur-Tu. Shanachie Entertainment Corp., Newton, NJ, U.S.A. 1997. Kaleidos Stephanie Roy. Empreintes Digitales, Montreal, Canada. 1996. Layers of Time Reinhard Flatischler leads master percussionists . Ellipsis Arts/No Problem Productions, Jersey City, NJ, U.S.A. 1996. Majoun Richard Horowitz and Sussan Deyhim. Sony Classical, NewYork, Ny,U.S.A.; 1997. Mousetrap Music:Electro-AcousticSoundSculptureInnovations Mark Applebaum. Innova Recordings, St. Paul, MN, U.S.A., 1996. Music Now and From Almost Yesterday YehudaYannay. Innova Recordings, St. Paul, MN, U.S.A., 1997. Music to Paintings Edvard Lieber. ConcordJazz, Concord, CA, U.S.A. 1996. Natura Morta Walter Marchetti. Cramps Records, Vicenza, Italy, 1989. noTnoTesnoTrhyThms Henry Gwiazda. Innova CDs, St. Paul, MN, U.S.A. 1996. Per la sete...

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ISSN
1531-4812
Print ISSN
0961-1215
Pages
pp. 101-102
Launched on MUSE
2016-07-06
Open Access
No
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