This 1998 interview with Max Matthews, by Eric Chasalow, captures his thoughts on the beginnings of computer music, Bell Labs and MUSIC I.
Matthews died earlier in the year and is considered by many to be the father of computer music.
EAM collects tracks from the last 15 years or so by electro-acoustic pioneer Barry Schrader.
Most of the work that Schrader presents here is entirely electronic. One piece, Dance from the Outside, combines electronic timbres with music concrete sound manipulation. Schrader does not discuss his techniques or tools, suggesting that the tracks should speak for themselves. In his liner notes, Schrader argues that “The various technologies behind the compositions on this CD…are…of little or no importance to the value of the music presented. I hope that the listener will simply accept these works for what they are: forays into musical invention and explorations of the world of sound.”
Schrader is a long-time advocate of electro-acoustic music, as an educator, author and composer. Schrader is also the founder and the first president of SEAMUS, the Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States.