Various Artists - Zauberhafte Klangmaschinen / Magic Sound Machines
Sound machines, created mostly by physics & technicians to just generate sound, but hardly ever used by composers and musicians, pass the revue in this book, lavishly illustrated with photographs. More than 30 examples of important innovations in the field of sound generation, sound transport and storage: from a late 18th century talking machine to the Fairlight CM|| from 1979. Contributed by 21 internationally acclaimed authors, who shed light on sound machines from technical, music-historical and media-theoretical points of view. Bi-lingual German/English.