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CDP members are active researching and writing about electroacoustic music topics. The following list details a number of them. If you have work which you would like to have us publicise, please send information to Archer: archerhgm(at)talktalk.net for inclusion on this list.

Boulanger, Richard:

The Csound Book: Perspectives in Software Synthesis, Sound Design, Signal Processing, & Programming. It is now published and available at http://mitpress.mit.edu/catalog/item/default.asp?ttype=2&tid=3349. Several CDP members have been privileged to contribute to this book, including Rajmil Fischman, Richard Dobson and Archer Endrich (see below). It comes with 2 CD-ROMs filled with additional articles, musical compositions and working Csound instruments. For those interested in exploring Csound, this is a most comprehensive reference work.


The Csound Catalog with audio has a vast number of sound samples, scores etc. It is available at http://www.csounds.com/catalog/


'Introduction to Sound Design in Csound'. The Csound Book ed. Boulanger. The MIT Press, Cambridge, Mass., 2000, pp. 5-64.


'An Introduction MIDI Instrument Design in Csound'. The Csound Book ed. Boulanger. The MIT Press, Cambridge, Mass., 2000, on the CD-ROM.


'From Trapped in Convert to At Last...Free'. The Csound Book ed. Boulanger. The MIT Press, Cambridge, Mass., 2000, on the CD-ROM.

The URL for orders is http://www.csounds.com/catalog/



The Audio Programming Book, ed. Richard Boulanger and Victor Lazzarini. The MIT Press, Cambridge, Mass., 2010. This monumental publication contains clear and precise information about programming audio applications, which should be of great benefit to and may very well mark a turning point for the next generation of composer-programmers. The URL for orders is http://mitpress.mit.edu/catalog/item/default.asp?ttype=2&tid=12283

Dobson, Richard W:

The Operation of the Phase Vocoder – a non-mathematical introduction to the Fast Fourier Transform (FFT)


'Designing Legato Instruments in Csound'. The Csound Book ed. Boulanger. The MIT Press, Cambridge, Mass., 2000, pp. 171-185.


'Programming in C'The Audio Programming Book, ed. Boulanger & Lazzarini. The MIT Press, Cambridge, Mass., 2010, pp. 55-181. Richard has provided extensive material for this book. His contributions begin with this very important chapter that gradually and clearly unfolds the basics of programming in C.


'Audio Programming in C' The Audio Programming Book, ed. Boulanger & Lazzarini. The MIT Press, Cambridge, Mass., 2010, pp. 185-327. Richard continues his discussion of programming in C and C++ by focusing on the requirements of audio applications, with many example projects. He has also contributed five substantial chapters on the DVD.


Endrich, Archer:

'CDP: A Musical Imperative', an article in Organised Sound 2(1), pp. 29-33. Cambridge University Press, 1997


'An Introduction to Cscore', an aticle about algorithmic programming using the Cscore facility of Csound. The Csound Book ed. Boulanger. The MIT Press, Cambridge, Mass., 2000, on the CD-ROM.


'A Workshop of Musical Art'. Presentation about 'micro-form' published on CD-ROM, proceedings of the 'Music Without Walls' Conference held at De Montfort University, Leicester, 2001.


CDP Reference & Tutorial Documentation. Written and revised 1987-2002, with contributions from the program authors, and additional tutorials by Richard Dobson and Philippos Theocharidis. Published on disk in HTML format and distributed with the CDP software.


How to Compose with CDP Texture Programs. Available from CDP on CD-ROM, with 47 page HTML text, 21 worked examples and soundfiles.


Ffitch, John:

'What Happens When You Run Csound'. The Csound Book ed. Boulanger. The MIT Press, Cambridge, Mass., 2000, pp. 99-121.


'Using Csound's Macro Language Extensions'. The Csound Book ed. Boulanger. The MIT Press, Cambridge, Mass., 2000, pp. 137-151.


'A Look at Random Numbers, Noise, and Chaos with Csound'. The Csound Book ed. Boulanger. The MIT Press, Cambridge, Mass., 2000, pp. 321-338.


'Extending Csound'. The Csound Book ed. Boulanger. The MIT Press, Cambridge, Mass., 2000, pp. 599-612.


'Composing with Chaos'. The Csound Book ed. Boulanger. The MIT Press, Cambridge, Mass., 2000, on the CD-ROM.


John has contributed several chapters to The Audio Programming Book, ed. Boulanger & Lazzarini. The MIT Press, Cambridge, Mass., 2010. These include 'Introduction to Program Design' (pp. 383-428), 'Understanding an Opcode in Csound' (pp. 581-615), 'Computer Architecture, Structures and Languages' (pp. 797-821), and 'An Audio Programmer's Guide to Mathematical Expressions' (pp. 855-868). and further chapters on the DVD.


Fischman, Rajmil:

'A Survey of Classic Synthesis Techniques in Csound'. The Csound Book ed. Boulanger. The MIT Press, Cambridge, Mass., 2000, pp. 223-260.


Fulkerson, James:

Fulkerson, J., (1992) 'Morty Feldman is Dead'. Companion to Contemporary Musical Thought ed. Paynter, Howell, Orton & Seymour. Routledge, London & New York, 1992, Vol. 2, pp. 751-761.


Landy, Leigh:

Sound Transformations in Electroacoustic Music – history, development and aesthetics of composing with sound.


What's the Matter with Today's Experimental Music? harwood academic publishers. chur, 1991 – thought-provoking review of approaches to music composition and music-making in the late 20th century.


Miller, Dennis:

'Csound: It's Not Just for Techies Anymore' – a comprehensive article on the latest features and graphic front ends for Csound, Barry Vercoe's sound synthesis software. Electronic Musician Vol. 18, No. 8, July 2002.


Miranda, Eduardo:

Computer Sound Synthesis for the Electronic Musician. Focal Press. Oxford, 2000. Comprehensive survey of computer techniques and software for synthesising and working with sound. Contains a section on CDP, with some CDP software on the CD-ROM accompanying the book.


Computer Sound Design - Synthesis Techniques and Programming. Focal Press. Oxford, 2002. This is the second edition of Computer Sound Synthesis for the Electronic Musician and contains much new material with many diagrams, and offers particularly clearly written explanations of technical matters. An excellent reference.


Algorithmic Composition. Focal Press. Oxford, 2002. A survey of approaches to using algorithms for sound synthesis and score generation.


'Three Modeling Approaches to Instrument Design'. The Csound Book ed. Boulanger. The MIT Press, Cambridge, Mass., 2000, on the CD-ROM.

(Focal Press, Linacre House, Jordan Hill, Oxford OX2 8DP. Tel.: 01865 314571; Fax: 01865 314572; Email: Margaret.Riley@repp.co.uk; http://store.elsevier.com/ – follow links to Media Technology > Audio and enter 'eduardo miranda' in the search bar)

Orton, Richard:

Orton, R. and Kirk, P.R. (1992) 'Tabula Vigilans.' Proceedings of the International Computer Music Conference 1992 pp 243-246. San Francisco: International Computer Music Association.


Orton, R., (1992) 'Musical, Cultural and Educational Implications of Digital Technology'. Companion to Contemporary Musical Thought ed. Paynter, Howell, Orton & Seymour. Routledge, London & New York, 1992, Vol. 1, pp. 319-328.


'From Improvisation to Composition'. Companion to Contemporary Musical Thought ed. Paynter, Howell, Orton & Seymour. Routledge, London & New York, 1992, Vol. 2, pp. 762-775.


'Musical Applications of the tabular manipulations in Tabula Vigilans'. Chroma, Journal of the Australian Computer Music Association.


Orton, R., Kirk, R., et al. (1994) 'Evolution of Timbres through the use of Tabula Vigilans on the MIDAS system.' Contemporary Music Review, Vol. 10 part 2, ed. Simon Emmerson pp 201-209. Harwood Academic Publishers, Switzerland, 1994.


'Design Strategies for Algorithmic Composition'. Contemporary Music Review, Vol. 15, Parts 3-4, pp. 39-48. Harwood Academic Publishers, Amsterdam, 1996.


'Choice and Chance in Algorithmic Composition' (1998). Paper delivered at the Workshop on Compositional Use of Computers, University of Limerick, 1998.


Pinkston, Russell:

'FM Synthesis in Csound'. The Csound Book ed. Boulanger. The MIT Press, Cambridge, Mass., 2000, pp. 261-279.


'Constrained Random Event Generation and Retriggering in Csound'. The Csound Book ed. Boulanger. The MIT Press, Cambridge, Mass., 2000, pp. 339-352.


'Using Csound to Understand Delay Lines and their Applications'. The Csound Book ed. Boulanger. The MIT Press, Cambridge, Mass., 2000, pp. 451-466.


Wishart, Trevor:

On Sonic Art. Trevor Wishart. 1985


Audible Design. Orpheus the Pantomime Ltd. 1994, with CD of sound examples.


Computer Sound Transformation – a survey of Trevor's original work in the field of sound transformation techniques


Audible Design Cross Reference Chart between the book and the CDP programs (included in CDP documentation)


'Music and Technology, Problems and Possibilities'. Companion to Contemporary Musical Thought ed. Paynter, Howell, Orton & Seymour. Routledge, London & New York, 1992, Vol. 1, pp. 565-582.