Instruments | Computers | Contemporary | Classical
From the 1980s, the new sound-worlds discovered by Stockhausen and others, using tape recorders and recording studio equipment, began to be further extended by the use of computers. The computer enables composers to examine and modify their work in unprecedented detail. Whereas the synthesizer can control pitch and timbre with ease, the computer can go a stage further and control musical time. IRCAM in Paris is an important centre for advanced music computing and many composers, including Berio, have used its facilities. For his opera The Mask of Orpheus, Birtwistle and his collaborator Barry Anderson used the IRCAM computer to construct six taped inserts for use in performance, transforming notes originally played on a harp into enormous percussion sounds like bongos, bass drums, marimbas and vibraphones.
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