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Music and Technologies

Editor(s): Darius Kučinskas and Stephen Davismoon
Contributors: Kittiphong Meesawat, Danuis Kucinskas, Jaran Kanchanapradit, Edita Besasparyte, Dario Martinelli, Kingsley Ash,

Book Description

Based on the conference held in Kaunas, Lithuania, 2011, Music and Technologies aims to augment discussion within the field of interdisciplinary music research developed currently at such important forums as the CIM and the ISMIR. The book consists of a collection of articles written by musicians and computer scientists, educators and mathematicians from all over the world. The main contemporary ideas in the field of music technologies are explored – estimating the process of automatic cognition, reconstruction and simulation, measurement and re-creation of different aspects of music practice – always with sound and its notation or scoring uppermost in the investigations.


ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-4213-6
ISBN-10: 1-4438-4213-3
Date of Publication: 01/01/2013
Pages / Size: 160 / A5
Price: £39.99


Darius Kučinskas is a Musicologist and Professor at Kaunas University of Technology and the Head of the Department of Audiovisual Art Technologies. In 1993, he graduated from the Lithuanian Music Academy as a pianist and defended his PhD in Čiurlionis’ music in 2002. Kučinskas worked as a researcher for over 10 years at the National M. K. Čiurlionis Art Museum and at the J. Petronis Music Edition. Darius Kučinskas is the author of the monographs Musical Text of M. K. Čiurlionis’ Piano Music (Aspect of Genesis) (2004) and Chronological Catalogue of Čiurlionis’ Music (2007), and has also been the editor of several music editions. His research interests include synthesis of arts, musical semiotics, music information retrieval, and the history of Lithuanian music publishing.

Stephen Davismoon is Professor of Contemporary Composition and Director of Music at the University of Salford, Manchester, England. He is internationally known as a composer with works utilising a breadth of musical media – from traditional acoustic instruments and voice, through to interactive, live electronic and sound-art installation pieces. Ideas and techniques from the fields of emergent and generative computing consistently appear throughout the body of his work, irrespective of medium. Stephen also writes regularly on matters relating to music technology as well as contemporary music history and practice. His scholarly works on Luigi Nono and Edgard Varèse in particular were well-received.