Thom Holmes - Electronic and Experimental Music
Electronic and Experimental Music: Technology, Music, and Culture, fifth edition, provides a comprehensive history of electronic music, covering key composers, genres, and techniques used in both analog and digital synthesis. This textbook has been greatly expanded and revised with the needs of both students and instructors in mind. The reader-friendly style, logical organization, and pedagogical features provide easy access to key ideas, milestones, and concepts.
New to this edition:
– Maria Chavez on the cover!! : D
– A companion website, featuring key examples of electronic music, both historical and contemporary.
– Listening Guides providing a moment-by-moment annotated exploration of key works of electronic music.
– A new chapter—Contemporary Practices in Composing Electronic Music.
– Updated presentation of classic electronic music in the United Kingdom, Italy, Latin America, and Asia, covering the history of electronic music globally.
– An expanded discussion of early experiments with jazz and electronic music, and the roots of electronic rock.
– Additional accounts of the vastly under-reported contributions of women composers in the field.
– More photos, scores, and illustrations throughout.
The companion website features a number of student and instructor resources, such as additional Listening Guides, links to streaming audio examples and online video resources, PowerPoint slides, and interactive quizzes.
Paperback, 562 pages, published in 2015.