Segments in this Video

Technological Advances (02:25)


Mark Slobiniscusses changes to music since the Industrial Age. He describes modern music and recordings.

Technology and Instrument Production: The Flute (04:07)

One of the oldest instruments, the flute, has adjusted and changed with technology. Michael Greer describes the flute of the early 19th century. Peter Standart plays a transverse flute.

Flute Technology (04:10)

Look at advances in the piccolo due to silicon and the trial and error that lead to a good instrument. Learn about instruments around the world, and the care and spirituality with which they are created.

Technology and Sound Recording (04:00)

Jerry Fabris discusses Thomas Edison's phonograph. Quiet instruments like the violin and guitar were difficult to record. Jerry O'Sullivan believes that recordings have homogenized instrument playing styles.

Modern Sound Recording (04:30)

Rave Tesar discusses how audio recordings would have been cut to hot wax. Bill Tesar describes multi-track recording.

Universal Language (02:16)

Rave Tesar defines "MIDI" and how it is used in sampling. He believes technology has allowed musicians to work like an orchestral composer.

Technology and the Composer (02:31)

Shapiro describes how he creates sequences on the computer with his synthesizer or composes with pen to paper. He believes that modern music is as good as music from the middle ages.

Credits: Music and Technology—Exploring the World of Music (00:59)

Credits: Music and Technology—Exploring the World of Music

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Music and Technology—Exploring the World of Music

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New instrument types and new electronic media for distribution are obvious results of technology, but so were the first bone flute and the first stretched catgut. How technology affects music is examined here in a case study of the flute, and in an examination of developing recording and composing technologies where the roles of composer, musician, arranger, and conductor begin to fuse.

Length: 27 minutes

Item#: BVL113468

Copyright date: ©1999

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