Music and the computer in the sixties


A glance at the cumulative bibliographies published in <i>Computers and the Humanities</i> each year provides ample evidence that there is a striking amount of interest in computer applications for both the art of music and the discipline of musicology. Allen Forte, reporting to the 1967 Fall Joint Computer Conference, noted that connections between music and computing are by no means unique to our time, but extend all the way back into antiquity, when the mathematical ratios of musical intervals were believed to mirror and explain the order of the universe. He then outlined the areas within music using computers and summarized the types of application involved, stressing, however, that much of the work being done was experimental: "It is necessary to say, once and for all, that we are still in a pioneer stage".

DOI: 10.1145/1476936.1476983

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@inproceedings{Erickson1970MusicAT, title={Music and the computer in the sixties}, author={Raymond F. Erickson}, booktitle={AFIPS Spring Joint Computing Conference}, year={1970} }