Our Italian friends Maurizio Giri and Alessandro Cipriani, authors of Electronic Music and Sound Design, tell us why their book is worth checking out and offer insight into its writing in this interview with Cycling '74.
How did you first get started on the book? What gave you the idea to make a textbook focussed on MaxMSP?
It has been many years since Alessandro wrote a book about Csound with Riccardo Bianchini, entitled "Virtual Sound".
RadioGamelan is the first in a series of pieces which seek to embellish the 1960’s notion of “action scores” (embodied in the music of Christian Wolff and John Cage, in pieces which specify the “how” of performance, rather than the “what”) with computer programs that enable specific types of performance.
Made this vid to demo a max for live device my evil twin made.
Between the 1950s and the mid 1960s, long before Robert Moog and Wendy Carlos injected electronics into pop-music (with a few exceptions like the Barrons and Raymond Scott), electroacoustic music was pioneered by european radio laboratories and US universities.
I spend part of my life doing a radio program of electronic, experimental, electroacoustic, and various other types of music on Madison's own community radio station WORT-FM, and have done so for an embarrassing number of years.