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Subject Headings

Computer sound processing
Computer music
Computer composition
Composition (Music)
Chance composition
Electronic music
Instrumentation and orchestration
Magnetic recorders and recording
Music -- Acoustics and physics
Music acoustics and physics
Music notation
Music philosophy and aesthetics
Musical form Sound recording industry
Sound -- Recording and reproducing
Women composers

Call Numbers

REF M3 Collected works of individual composers
ML 90 Writings of composers
[REF] ML128 Bibliographies
[REF] ML134 Thematic catalogs of individual composers
ML410 Composer biographies
ML430 - ML455 History and criticism of composition
ML457 Interpretation and performance practice
ML1092 Electronic instruments
ML3797 - ML3799 Musicology and ethnomusicology
ML3800 - ML3920 Philosophy and physics of music
ML3845 Aesthetics
MT40 - MT67 Composition: instruction and study
MT42 Rhythm
MT50 Harmony
MT55 Counterpoint
MT70 - MT73 Orchestration
TK7881 Sound equipment

Selected SFCM Library Resources

Black, Dave, 1959- Essential dictionary of orchestration: ranges, general characteristics, technical considerations, scoring tips : the most practical and comprehensive resource for composers, arrangers & orchestrators. Los Angeles : Alfred Pub. Co., c1998. REF MT70.B628 E7 1998

Composition, performance, reception: studies in the creative process in music. Edited by Wyndham Thomas. Aldershot, Hants, England ; Brookfield, Vt.: Ashgate, 1998. ML3830.C737 T4 1998

Cope, David. Techniques of the Contemporary Composer. New York: Schirmer Books, 1997. MT40 .C782 T2 1997

Virtual music: computer synthesis of musical style. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2001. MT56.C782 V5 2001

Fink, Robert. The language of twentieth century music: a dictionary of terms. New York: Schirmer Books, 1975. ML100 .F499

In the course of performance: studies in the world of musical improvisation. Edited by Bruno Nettl with Melinda Russell. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1998. ML430.I35 N4 1998

Lebrecht, Norman, 1948- The companion to 20th-century music. New York : Simon & Schuster, 1992. ML100.L451 C7

Mender, Mona. Music Manuscript Preparation : a concise guide. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press, 1991. MT35 .M56 1991

Modulations: a history of electronic music : throbbing words on Sound. Edited by Peter Shapiro. New York: Caipirinha Productions, 2000. ML1380 .M63 2000

Music, electronic media, and culture. Edited by Simon Emmerson. Aldershot ; Burlington, USA : Ashgate, c2000. ML1380 .M86 2000

The Music machine: selected readings from Computer music Journal. Edited by Curtis Roads. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1989. ML1093 .M88 1989

Music and technology in the twentieth century. Edited by Hans- Joachim Braun. Baltimore : John Hopkins University Press, 2002. ML197 .I2 2002

Nishimura, Mari. The Twentieth-Century Composer Speaks: an Index of Interviews. Berkeley, CA: Fallen Leaf Press, 1993. REFML118 .N724 T9 1993

Perone, James E. Orchestration Theory: A Bibliography. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1996. ML128.I66 P4 1996

Slonimsky, Nicolas. Thesaurus of Scales and Melodic Patterns. New York: Macmillan, 1986. MT45.S634 T4 1986

Soundpieces: interviews with American composers. Edited by Cole Gagne and Tracy Caras. Metuchen, NJ : Scarecrow Press, 1982. ML390.G13 S7

Soundpieces 2 : interviews with American composers. Edited by Cole Gagne. Metuchen, N.J. : carecrow Press, 1993.ML390.S724 G13 1993

Taylor, Timothy Dean. Strange sounds : music, technology & culture. New York : Routledge, 2001. ML1380.T35 S9 2001

Théberge, Paul. Any sound you can imagine : making music/consuming technology. Hanover, NH : Published by University Press of New England [for]Wesleyan University Press, 1997. ML1092.T375 A6 1997

Whittall, Arnold. Musical composition in the twentieth century. New York : Oxford University Press, 1999. ML197.W624 M9 1999


American Music Center Newsletter
ILWC Journal
Musical America
Perspectives of New Music
Stereo Review - Sound & Vision
20th Century Music
21st Century Music

Web Sites

Home page for the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers.

American Composers Alliance
ACA site has a searchable composer database and online rental or purchase options for items in the ACA library.

American Composers Forum
Site to facilitate the ACF mission of "linking composers and performers with communities." The site includes information concerning programs, chapters, opportunities, composer home pages, and guidelines for commission deadlines.

American Music Center
The American Music Center (AMC) is a national service and information center for new American music. The site includes the NewMusicBox, a monthly web magazine about new music; NewMusicJukebox, an online library and listening room; a Professional Development Program; Opportunity Update, a monthly listing of new-music opportunities for AMC members, and other career-support publications.

Home page for Broadcast Music, Inc. the American performing rights organization that represents approximately 300,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers in all genres of music.

Center for Research in Computing and the Arts (UCSD)
The CRCA is an Organized Research Unit of the University of California, San Diego. CRCA exists to foster collaborative working relationships among artists and scientists by identifying and promoting projects in which common research interests may be advanced through the application of computer-mediated strategies.

Computer Music Journal Web Link File
Contains links to useful internet resources for computer music including research centers and universities, archives, manufacturers, etc..

Meet the Composer
Meet the Composer serves composers in the United through a range of commissioning, residency, education, and audience interaction programs.

National Association of Composers
NACUSA's home page provides information on concerts, competitions, members, announcements & inquiries, and related internet sites.

Society of Composers, Inc.
The Society's home page contains information about their conferences and performances, publications, CD series, membership, competitions, and chapters.

Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States

Tacet - Experimental Review
Tacet is a publication that is focused on experimental music.