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Laptop Music

Introduction to Computer Music using one-minute compositions

David Morneau

on 24 April 2009

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Transcript of Laptop Music

Laptop Music David Morneau a computer?!? Sample Synthesize Manipulate Studio Performance Algorithm What does it sound like? How do you play it? it can record and reproduce any
existing sound it can create new sounds from scratch… additive
frequency modulation
physical modeling it can filter any sound to make a new sound it can compress sound to make a new sound it can stretch any sound to make a new sound it can reverse any sound to make a new sound it can slice any sound to make a new sound it can layer any sounds to make a new sound Using software I can create and
arrange sounds outside of time
that are played back in time. Using software and hardware controllers
I can arrange and create sounds in real time. Using software I can write programs
that the computer will run to
create and arrange sounds in real time. What Kind of music do you compose? What instruments do you play? I dream of instruments obedient to my thought and which with their contribution of a whole new world of unsuspected sounds, will lend themselves to the exigencies of my inner rhythm.

—Edgard Varese (1917) I believe that the use of noise to make music will continue and increase until we reach a music produced through the aid of electrical instruments which will make available for musical purposes any and all sounds that can be heard.

— John Cage (1937)
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