Sobre como emborrachar un ordenador

Magnusson, Thor (2010) Sobre como emborrachar un ordenador Sonic Ideas, 2 (2). p. 41.

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From a certain perspective, the computer is the musical instrument and compositional tool par excellence. Finally, composers have the absolute control over the execution of their work they have dreamt about for centuries. Any imaginable sound can be created and controlled with the most minuscule details. Through Fourier's theories of harmonic analysis and synthesis, a sonic object can be designed with such detail in timbre that it would perfectly satisfy the imagination of Bacon and Varèse, leaving acoustic instrument makers in envy. Furthermore, due to the fast computing cycles of the central processing unit, musical events can be scheduled on the time scale of microseconds. Perfect timing is guaranteed, whether the tempo is 1000 beats per minute or 1 beat per week.

Item Type: Journal article
Additional Information: © CMMAS, 2010
Subjects: J000 Technologies > J900 Technology not classified elsewhere > J930 Audio Technology
W000 Creative Arts and Design > W300 Music
Faculties: Faculty of Arts
Faculty of Arts > School of Arts and Media
Depositing User: Converis
Date Deposited: 04 Apr 2012 13:00
Last Modified: 08 May 2015 14:04

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