Summary

MaxMathew initiated the art of music making prior to establishing theBell Telephone Laboratories in 1957. The basic definition for musichas been a harmonized sound: result of organized ‘noise’. Thereexist various notions that culminate to interests in experimentalresearch in music. The big question in works of art remains theactual meaning and definition of music. In this exploration, whatleads to music can be considered an interaction between the unorderedor the natural sense of the universe and the organized artificialsystems. Interaction between the computer and music produces what maybe regarded as a digital sound. The elicitation of music frominstruments of art involve the change of state of the system toprovide as many different states as possible. The informationalpotential defines a system wish in short. Music relates to systemsmore to software as opposed to hardware. In this sense, any musicalidea leads/ demands to a particularly tailored system. Musiccomposition turns difficult day today as the musical needs becomescomplex.

Musicformed from reverberation that ideally produces the real sense ofmusic. Vocal sounds enhancements through random amplitude modulationwork better as oppose to periodic modulation that seems to havelittle or no effect. Modulations as applied in music seek to enhancethe singer’s and the synthetic tonal quality via conventional musicsounds. The effect of modulation in tones is studied through randomor set/ periodic modulation. The amplitude of the tone shouldsupersede that of noise for harmonized, lively and sweet soundingtone. Rather emphatically, the natural feel, together with noise havebeen concluded to have an immense contribution to music.

Majordeterminants in music development include, rise of tone, timing andthe degree. Fluctuations in amplitude, frequency and sequence insounds create variety that brings out the beauty in music. Suchfluctuations form the parameters for the determination of the programand a system. The four stochastic studies: clang duration, number ofvoices note probability and editing have been termed the maindeterminants for variety. While playing via instruments a computercomposed piece, quantizing sound and printing out information inconventional musical terms turns an issue. Keeping off repetition ofthe same pitch in music is a necessity. Ergodos II, Ergodos I, andphases comprise compositions that are greater determinants tovariety.

Soundliberation via computers thatholdsthe highest power to music revolution through science and technologywas an initiation of Varese. He oversaw the possibility of musicrevolution to one using modern day equipment: from the source ofentertainment to a technological drive to bring refinement and createa variety. Changes through his time have ranged from musical grammar,vocabulary, musical notes, rhythm, tonal variation among others withcomposers including Hindemith and Stravinsky. He emphasized onbiological factors and their effect on the quality. Technology in themusic world has seen revolution through equipment including musicconcrete and Electronic sounds. Varese can be regarded as oneprophetic and future centered as much as music is concerned.

Amongthe limiting factors in the use of intonation strategies in musicinclude instruments classification into fixed and variable pitchinstruments, notion of pure/ desirable interval and choice of fixedset of available pitches. These dilemmas may be however avoidedthrough the use of computers to alter the tuning dilemmas, andapproaches valuable for computer based tuning systems involving theuse of mean tones and well temperaments

Storage,processing and representation of sounds in a more electronic ordigital form is a healthy move. It began with the “Big BlueMachine”. With advancements, however, the process have become easywith storage and speeds evolving from tapes to CDs and enhancedsounds. Physical modeling and the use of processors in the musicindustry has brought immense difference in quality.