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Computer music instruments: foundations, design and development
Lazzarini V., Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2017. 361 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319635-03-3)
If you are looking for a useful reference book on computer music for instrument development, Lazzarini’s book will surely serve the purpose. The book comes at a time when significant progress has been taking place in both software and hardwa...
Mar 23 2018
All about music: the complete ontology realities, semiotics, communication, and embodiment
Mazzola G., Mannone M., Pang Y., O’Brien M., Torunsky N., Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2016. 191 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319473-33-8)
Part of an author’s undergraduate teaching initiative, this book aims to give a broad introduction to the world of music. As opposed to most of Mazzola’s prior books (like ), the focus here is less formal and more related to music...
Jan 22 2018
Mathemusical conversations: mathematics and computation in music performance and composition
Smith J., Chew E., Assayag G., World Scientific Publishing Co, Inc., River Edge, NJ, 2016. 316 pp. Type: Book
There is a strong correlation between musical skills, mathematics, and computation. This book explores these relationships and more from many different approaches. It is a collection of peer-reviewed publications from different authors. The common...
Jan 25 2017
Computational music analysis
Meredith D., Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2015. 480 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319259-29-1), Reviews: (2 of 2)
Understanding the science of music and then exploring the musical meaningfulness of such a scientific study is precisely what excites every scientific music researcher. This book, edited by David Meredith, gives a thorough exposition to most of th...
Jun 28 2016
Computational music analysis
Meredith D., Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2015. 480 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319259-29-1), Reviews: (1 of 2)
A surprisingly large number of people in the computing field are also skilled musicians; this book will certainly appeal to them. However, this is not a volume that only interests the amateur. Important applications of the analysis of music are ma...
Jun 2 2016
Fundamentals of music processing: audio, analysis, algorithms, applications
Müller M., Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated, New York, NY, 2015. 487 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319219-44-8)
If you are looking for a sound textbook in music analysis and music information retrieval, I would recommend this one. The author has indeed taken great care in preparing the text for students, teachers, and researchers of music. The book consists...
Mar 2 2016
Computational musicology in Hindustani music
Chakraborty S., Mazzola G., Tewari S., Patra M., Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated, New York, NY, 2014. 107 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319114-71-2)
That mathematics generally underscores most forms of music is not a new concept; what is interesting is the possibility that a precise mathematical structure can be proposed as a computationally tractable foundation for several quite disparate mus...
Feb 25 2016
Dance notations and robot motion
Laumond J., Abe N., Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated, New York, NY, 2015. 430 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319257-37-2)
Dance is the most perishable of the arts. Traditionally, dances are taught by one generation of dancers to the next; if memory fails or the chain of transmission breaks, then the dance is lost. Recent works of major significance have been lost in ...
Feb 24 2016
Patterns of intuition: musical creativity in the light of algorithmic composition
Nierhaus G., Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated, Dordrecht, the Netherlands, 2015. 421 pp. Type: Book (978-9-401795-60-9)
This is a useful read about composers “collaborating” with computational techniques in their musical work. It is an output of the patterns of intuition (POINT) project, aimed at establishing “creative dialogues” (p. 2) with...
Dec 7 2015
Making music with computers: creative programming in Python
Manaris B., Brown A., Chapman & Hall/CRC, Boca Raton, FL, 2014. 502 pp. Type: Book (978-1-439867-91-4)
Do you want to learn how to create music using a computer programming language? Are you looking for a good introductory book on both music theory and computer-generated music? This book addresses these subjects and many more. It explains music-rel...
Aug 15 2014
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