Chapter 6. Historical Perspective of Experimental Music

Composers over the last century have done much to innovate and grow the world of interactive composition. There are many parallels that we can draw between nondigital experimental composers and the way modern video game composers approach their work. In this chapter we’ll look at some of the innovation taking place in the music field and consider how it might apply to modern interactive music for video games.

The Beginning of Interactive Music

By examining the past, not only can you draw inspiration from these experimental compositions but you can also spark your own imagination in your writing.

The roots of interactive music date back many centuries to improvisational styles used in both ...

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