Virtual Music: How the web got wired for Sound
William DuckworthISBN: 0415966752;
Book Description· Must-reading for all interested in the world of web-based music · Highlights diverse artists from John Cage to Moby to Scanner · Includes unique CD sampler highlighting the composers and works discussed in the book Virtual Music: How the Web Got Wired for Sound is a personal story of how one composer has created new music on the web, a history of interactive music, and a guide for aspiring musicians who want to harness the new creative opportunities offered by web composing. For Bill Duckworth, the journey began in 1996 when he developed the idea for an interactive webcast, named "Cathedral," which was developed over a period of 5 years. On its completion, "Cathedral" won numerous awards, including the ASCAP/Deems Taylor Award for composition, and has already inspired further experimentation. But this is more than the story of one composer or one piece of music. The book traces the development of interactive music through the 20th century...
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