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Electroacoustic music is produced or altered by electrical means (as opposed to “acoustic music,” which is produced by mechanically vibrating and resonating bodies). Types of electroacoustic music may be classified according to the source of the sound material and the compositional approach. Sound materials are either acoustic, as in the case of concrete music or musique concrète, or electronic. These approaches may result either in a composition written for performers to present in real time, or in a studio composition, prepared by the composer as a finished work and stored in an electronically reproducible form so that it requires no performers in the traditional sense. The different types of sound material and compositional approach may be explored separately or variously combined in a single work. It is this variability that creates the different categories of electroacoustic music.
Barry Schrader and Marc Battier. "Electroacoustic music." Grove Music Online. Oxford Music Online. Oxford University Press, accessed November 7, 2017.
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Published continuously since 1977, Computer Music Journal (CMJ) is a quarterly journal that covers a wide range of topics related to digital audio signal processing and electroacoustic music. It is published (in hard copy and on-line) by MIT Press.
The International Computer Music Conference (ICMC) is the preeminent annual international gathering for computer music composers and researchers. The ICMC interweaves peer-reviewed paper presentations with concerts of new computer music, creating a vital synthesis of science, technology, and the art of music.
Founded in 1984, The Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States (SEAMUS) is a non-profit national organization of composers, performers, and teachers of electro-acoustic music representing every part of the country and virtually every musical style. SEAMUS is committed to facilitating member interaction and the dissemination of their work through an annual national conference, juried recording projects, and the publication of Journal SEAMUS.
Organised Sound is an international peer-reviewed journal which focuses on the rapidly developing methods and issues arising from the use of technology in music today. It concentrates upon the impact which the application of technology is having upon music in a variety of genres, including multimedia, performance art, sound sculpture and music ranging from popular idioms to experimental electroacoustic composition.