Handmade Electronic Music: The Art of Hardware Hacking

Publication Type:

Book

Authors:

Collins,Nick

Source:

Routledge (2006)

Keywords:

bibliographic

Abstract:

provides a long-needed, practical, and engaging introduction for students of electronic music, installation and sound-art to the craft of making - as well as creatively cannibalizing - electronic circuits for artistic purposes. Designed for practioners and students of eectronic art, it provides a guided tour through the world of electronics, encouraging artists to get to know the inner workings of basic electronic devices so they can creatively use them for their own ends. Handmade Electronic Music introduces the basic of practical circuitry while along the way instructing the student in basic electronic principles from the practical point of view of an artist. It teaches a style of intuitive and sensual experimentation that has been lost in this day of prefabricated electronic musical instruments whose inner workings are not open to experimentation. It encourages artists to transcend their fear of electronic technology to launch themselves into the pleasure of working creatively with all kinds of analog circuitry.

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