"Electronic Music and related Techniques" or "Beep! Bleep! Bloop! How to teach your computer to sing..."
Electronic music, that is, music made with electronic instruments, is everywhere - the pop charts, TV, consumer goods, the movies etc.
This talk is a light-hearted look at the technical history of electronic music, from the earliest of electronic instruments, through the pioneering work of Thaddeus Cahill, Delia Derbyshire, Daphne Oram, and Robert Moog, up to the latest state-of-the-art electronic instruments. We look at the methods of sound generation, how sound is shaped and coloured, and then processed to create artificial environments and complex, detailed animated textures. We also look at the democratisation of musical creation - how the availability of extremely sophisticated virtual studios which can be downloaded, for free, has brought musical creativity to the masses, and how the science of synthesis can be researched and developed with little more than a desktop computer.
The talk will feature demonstrations of analogue and digital synthesisers, sampling, vocoding, sequencing, pitch analysis and many other applications."
Refreshments provided. Free entry. Booking not required.
Event poster (PDF, 375 KB): http://www.iop.org/activity/branches/yorkshire_north_east/ne/calendar/files/file_58739.pdf