Cybernetics in Music

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy


This thesis examines the use of cybernetics (the science of systems) in music, through the tracing of an obscured history. The author postulates that cybernetic music may be thought of as genera of music in its own right, whose practitioners share a common ontology and set of working practices that distinctly differ from traditional approaches to composing electronic music. Ultimately, this critical examination of cybernetics in music provides the framework for a series of original compositions and the foundation of the further study of cybernetic music.
Date of Award2016
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • Coventry University
SupervisorTom Williams (Supervisor)

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