Music on Computers

To start, I want to go back to the late 70's, when computers became available for home use, when Hal Chamberlin wrote:

"Computer music is probably one of the most talked about serious applications for home computers. By serious I mean an application that has a degree of complexity and open-endedness which can totally preoccupy experimenters and funded institutions for years. Computer performance of music is a discipline so vast that the final, 'best' technique for its implementation or even a good definition of such a technique may never be discovered."

    A Sampling of techniques for computer performance of music
    - Hal Chamberlin (Byte, September 1977)

Given that about 38 years later we are still here, we can state that the discipline is indeed quite vast.


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