Musica ex machina: a history of video game music

Kenneth B. McAlpine

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Abstract

The history of video game music is a subject area that has received little attention by musicologists, and yet the form presents fascinating case studies both of musical minimalism, and the role of technology in influencing and shaping both musical form and aesthetics. This presentation shows how video game music evolved from simple tones, co-opted from sync circuits in early hardware to a sophisticated form of adaptive expression.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages13
Publication statusPublished - 24 Oct 2015
EventIn Cahoots Conference - Aberdeen Art Centre & Theatre, Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Duration: 23 Oct 201524 Oct 2015

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ConferenceIn Cahoots Conference
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityAberdeen
Period23/10/1524/10/15

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Video Games
Music
History
Musical Aesthetics
Musicologists
Hardware
Musical Form
Minimalism

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McAlpine, K. B. (2015). Musica ex machina: a history of video game music. In Cahoots Conference, Aberdeen, United Kingdom.
McAlpine, Kenneth B. / Musica ex machina : a history of video game music. In Cahoots Conference, Aberdeen, United Kingdom.13 p.
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