Month: August 2018

A2 MIDI Questions

1. Explain the historical background of the MIDI protocol. When was it established, and what type of “performance gesture” was it first designed to capture? MIDI is a protocol that allowed the synthesizers to communicate with each other. Established in 1984, MIDI is designed to capture: the note, the velocity, the channel, whether foot pedal…

By Huy August 30, 2018 Off

A1 Listening Assignment

Williams Mix John Cage’s intention is not clearly written on the Wiki page. From what I can tell, it seems like all he wanted to do was experimenting with creating music with computer. His piece sounds as if somebody has been playing with the radio nub. There is one time when something resembling music appears,…

By Huy August 27, 2018 Off