A quick guide to opensource synthesis

A quick overview¬†of Pure Data, ChucK, Supercollider, Csound, and several other synthesis languages/tools I haven’t heard of before. Looks like it would repay some link-mining. [Edited 01/08 ... I forgot the link!]

The Orchestra: a User’s Manual

Fascinating site from the Philharmonia orchestra; includes an incredible amount of information concerning the individual instruments (including extended techniques, which I found particularly interesting).

Roger Reynolds at LOC now up

The Library of Congress’s site featuring the music of Roger Reynolds is an outstanding example of what such an organization can do. The site shows the depth of the Library’s holding in a particular are, covering everything from Reynolds’ music to photographs of the composer.

Reynolds has a close working relationship with the LOC; [...]