Avant-Garde  •  Modern Composition

Computer Music

Computer Music is a very general category referring to music in which a computer was an integral part of the creation. Here the computer (or computers) fill, for example, the role of an instrument, or a composer, and definitely play a key role in the resulting piece of music. The rising popularity and availability of laptop computers, and computer technology in general, has helped computer music become more common than it once was. Artists whose work is heavily focused on using computers range from the Hub, a group of performers connected via computer network, to Laurie Spiegel, who writes her own computer programs to help make music works.