Artifact Details

Title

Odsseys in Technology: Music Meets The Computer, lecture by John Chowning et al.

Catalog Number

102703171

Type

Moving Image

Date

2004-12-14

Credits

Chowning, John; Mathews, Max; Roads, Curtis

Publisher

Computer History Museum

Place of Publication

Mountain View, CA, US

Duration

01:55:01

Format

DVD

Copyright Holder

Computer History Museum

Description

From abstract: " Computers have revolutionized music-making. Two of the most important pioneers of computer music, Max Mathews and John Chowning, stand at the epicenter of this musical revolution. Research led by Mathews at Bell Laboratories, beginning in the 1950s, created a series of programming languages that are the direct precursors of today's software synthesizers. His many contributions to interactive music systems, algorithmic composition, and psychoacoustics (with Jean-Claude Risset) are equally seminal. Stanford's legendary Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA, pronounced karma) led by Chowning, has long been a hotbed of innovation. After groundbreaking research in sound spatialization, Chowning's invention of frequency modulation (FM) synthesis led to the most successful synthesizer of all time: the Yamaha DX7.

Join Chowning and Mathews in conversation with Curtis Roads, composer and music historian. This will be followed by Chryssie Nanou (pianist) performing, Duet for One Pianist."

View online at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hloic1oBfug

Category

Lecture

Series Title

Computer History Museum Speaker Series

Lot Number

X4905.2009