The electronic music of Roberto Gerhard

Mathew Adkins, Gregorio Garcia Karman

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Roberto Gerhard was a pioneer of electronic music in England creating over twenty substantial concert, theatre and radio works from as early as 1954. However, for various political, cultural and personal reasons Gerhard's electronic music has not been published or widely disseminated. Gerhard's electronic music is one of the richest repositories for understanding the development of the composer's late compositional technique as well as the early development of electronic music in the UK. As a result of an AHRC study of the tapes held in the Gerhard Archive at the Cambridge University Library it is possible to understand the composer's technique and thoughts on electronic music and how they evolved as his work with magnetic tape became more and more refined.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICMC 2012: Non-Cochlear Sound - Proceedings of the International Computer Music Conference 2012
PublisherInternational Computer Music Association
Number of pages29
ISBN (Print)978-098452741-0
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event38th International Computer Music Conference - Ljubljana, Slovenia
Duration: 9 Sep 201214 Sep 2012
Conference number: 38


Conference38th International Computer Music Conference
Abbreviated titleICMC 2012


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