Inside Computer Music - Accompanying software



Welcome to the download page for the software accompanying "Inside Computer Music". Please use this page as reference; it will be updated regularly.

Please see below for information about Downloading Instructions, System Requirements, Installation Instructions (Mac users), Installation Instructions (Windows users), Software Usage Instructions, and Contact.

For information about the book "Inside Computer Music" and the Demonstration Videos, please visit the book's companion website at Oxford University Press:


Click the links under "Access Dataset", on the right side of this page, to access each application's specific download page.

Once there, click the "Download" button directly, without logging in.


Apple computer with macOS 10.14 or later
64-bit Intel processor from 2.6 GHz*


PC with Windows 10
64-bit Intel or AMD processor from 2.6 GHz*

* A processor speed of 1.1 GHz will be sufficient to run most interactive aural presentations of all nine applications, but the most complex presentations require the minimum processor specification as above.

8 GB of RAM (16 GB recommended)

Available disk space:

TaCEM Chowning - Stria: 1.0 GB
TaCEM Truax - Riverrun: 4.0 GB
TaCEM Manoury - Pluton: 2.3 GB
TaCEM Westerkamp - Beneath the Forest Floor: 5.6 GB
TaCEM Dhomont - Phonurgie: 1.9 GB
TaCEM Wishart - Imago: 5.9 GB
TaCEM Harvey - Fourth String Quartet: 1.8 GB
TaCEM Lippe - Music for Tuba and Computer: 1.3 GB
TaCEM Barrett - Hidden Values: 2.6 GB


Once downloaded, open the disk image (.dmg) to mount it, and open the installer (.pkg). Follow the steps indicated by the installer. The application will be installed as "TaCEM [Composer]/[]" in your Applications folder, for example /Applications/TaCEM Chowning/


Once downloaded, right-click the zipped folder (.zip) and click “Extract all…”. You can place the extracted folder where you want on your computer. We recommend placing it in C:/Program Files. The application will then be located at C:/Program Files/TaCEM [Composer]/[Work]/[Work.exe], for example C:/Program Files/TaCEM Chowning/Stria/Stria.exe.

When launching the application for the first time, you may see a message like “Microsoft Defender SmartScreen prevented an unrecognised app from starting. Running this app might put your PC at risk.” If this happens, click “More info”, then “Run anyway”.


A detailed user manual and reference can be found for each application, in the "Documentation" folder located in the same folder as the application.


Before contacting us, please ensure you have followed the downloading instructions, system requirements, installation instructions, and software usage instructions above.

If you are encountering problems for which the guidance above does not help, please write to us at [email protected] and describe the nature of your problem as precisely as possible. Please include your OS version in your description.

You may not get a direct reply from us, but we will consider all requests.

We will attempt to address any reported bugs, but unfortunately we will not be able to implement requests for additional features.
Date made available2020
PublisherUniversity of Huddersfield
Date of data production13 Aug 2012 -

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