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138 books from the Music Thing Modular Reading List

  1. Robert Adlington: Sound Commitments Avant-Garde Music and the Sixties (pdf at Archive.org
  2. Dennis Desantis: Making Music 74 Creative Strategies for Electronic Music Producers
  3. Tristram Cary: Illustrated Compenioum of Musical Technology
  4. Mark Cunningham: Good Vibrations: History of Record Production
  5. RA Penfold: Practical Elecronic Music Projects
  6. Norman Crowhurst: Electronic Musical Instruments
  7. Greg Milner: Perfecting Sound Forever
  8. Howard Massey: Behind the Glass
  9. Jane Bussmann: Once in a Lifetime
  10. David Lee Roth: Crazy from the Heat
  11. Nick Collins: The Cambridge Companion to Electronic Music
  12. Branden W Joseph: Beyond the Dream Syndicate
  13. David Keane: Tape Music Composition
  14. Peter Forrest: The A-Z of Analogue Synthesisers
  15. Trevor Pinch Frank Trocco: Analog Days
  16. Cogan Clark: Temples of Sound - Inside the great recording studios
  17. Chimurenga: Dr Satan’s Echo Chamber (March 2008)
  18. LF Sevoinius: Supernatural Strategies for Making a Rock 'n' Roll Group
  19. Steve Reich: Writings on Music
  20. Douglas Hofstadter: Godel Escher Bach
  21. Elliot Schwartz: Electronic Music, A Listener's Guide
  22. George Anthiel: Bad Boy of Music
  23. John Cage: Diary: How to improve the world (you will only make matters worse)
  24. Francis Bebey: African Music, a people's art
  25. Richard King: Original Rockers
  26. David Byrne: How Music Works
  27. Various: Fowre #1: Synthesizers
  28. Julian Cope: Copendium
  29. Peter Hook: The Hacienda
  30. Goodiepal: El Camino Del Hardcore
  31. Pierre Schaeffer: In Search of a Concrete Music
  32. Douglas Kahn: Wireless Imagination. Sound, Radio, and the Avant-Garde
  33. Paul DeMarinis: Buried in Noise
  34. FC Judd: Electronics in Music
  35. Daniel Spoerri: An Anecdoted Topography of Chance
  36. Various: Sense Sound Sound Sense - Fluxus Music Scores & Records
  37. Sound Threshold: Cut & Splice: Transmission
  38. Various: Black Mountain: An Interdisciplinary Experiment, 1933 –1957
  39. Walter Sear: The New World of Electronic Music
  40. Jacqueline Caux: Almost nothing with Luc Ferrari
  41. David Stubbs: Fear of Music
  42. David Grubbs: Records Ruin the Landscape
  43. Wim Mertens: American Minimal Music
  44. Giorgio Maffei: Records By Artists: 1958-1990
  45. Christoph Cox: Audio Culture: Readings in Modern Music
  46. Jon Appleton: Development and Practice of Electronic Music
  47. George Self: Make a New Sound
  48. Tara Rogers: Pink Noises
  49. Louis Niebur: Special Sound: The Creation and Legacy of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop
  50. Tony Hetherington: Epiphanies: Life Changing Encounters With Music
  51. Michael Nyman: Experimental Music
  52. Tabita Hub: R is for Roland
  53. John Tilbury: Cornelius Cardew: A LIfe Unfinished
  54. Nicholas Collins: Handmade Electronic Music
  55. Rob Young: The Wire Primers: A Guide to Modern Music
  56. Benjamin Piekut: Experimentalism Otherwise The New York Avant-Garde and Its Limits
  57. Le Corbusier: The Modulor
  58. Trevor Pinch: The Oxford Handbook of Sound Studies
  59. Ian Helliwell: Tape Leaders: A Compendium of Early British Electronic Music Composers
  60. Alana Pagnutti: Reception: The Radio Works of Robert Raschenberg and John Cage
  61. Joel Chadabe: Electric Sound: The past and promise of electronic music
  62. Jeremy Grimshaw: Draw a Straight Line and Follow It: The Music and Mysticism of La Monte Young
  63. Bernd Ulmann: Analog Computing
  64. John Cage: Silence
  65. Richard Orton: Electronic Music For Schools
  66. Robert Cogan: New Images of Musical Sound
  67. Alvin Lucier: Reflections
  68. David Toop: Ocean of Sound
  69. Sylvia Massy: Recording Unhinghed: Creative and Unconventional Music Recording Techniques
  70. Curtis Roads: The Computer Music Tutorial
  71. Arthur Lockwood: Diagrams
  72. Douglas Self: Small Signal Audio Design
  73. Chris Hewitt: Martin Hannett: His equipment and Strawberry Studios
  74. Horowitz Hill: The Art of Electronics
  75. Ross Duffin: How Equal Temperament Ruined Harmony
  76. Erik Davis: Krautrock: Cosmic Rock and its legacy
  77. Rene-Pierre Bardet: 200 Drum Machine Patterns
  78. Barbara London: Soundings: A Contemporary Score
  79. David Bernstein: The San Francisco Tape Music Center: 1960s Counterculture and the Avant Garde
  80. Howard Massey: The Great British Recording Studios
  81. Various: IPEM: 50 Years of electronic and electroacoustic music at the Ghent University
  82. Wyndham Lewis: Blast 1
  83. Tom Keynton: Homemade Musical Instruments
  84. Larry Austin: Source: Music of the Avant Garde, 1966-1973
  85. Pat Graham: Instrument
  86. Thom Holmes: Electronic and Experimental Music
  87. Dave Hunter: The Guitar Amp Handbook
  88. Tom Hughes: Analog Man's Guide to Vintage Effects
  89. Theresa Sauer: Notations 21
  90. Cornelius Cardew: Treatise
  91. Martin Iddon: John Cage and David Tudor: Correspondence on Interpretation and Performance
  92. Alan Douglas: The Electronic Musical Instrument Manual: A guide to theory and design
  93. Hartmut Bohnacker: Generative Design: Visualize, Program and Create with Processing
  94. Balint Andras Varga: Conversations with Iannis Xenakis
  95. Robert Barry: The Music of the Future
  96. Kim Bjorn: Push Turn Move
  97. Stefan Szczelkun: Improvisation Rites:: from John Cage’s ‘Song Books’ to the Scratch Orchestra’s ‘Nature Study Notes’
  98. David Keenan: England's Hidden Reverse
  99. Schneidersbuero: Don't Buy Crap: 20 years of Loten
  100. K. Robert Schwartz: Minimalists
  101. Arie Altena: Travelling Time: Sonic Acts XIV
  102. Heinz von Foerster: Music by Computers
  103. Emmett Williams: An Anthology of Concrete Poetry
  104. Patrick Feaster: Pictures of Sound: 1000 years of Educed Audio
  105. Ralf Beil: A House Full of Music: Strategies in Music and Art
  106. Charles Platt: Make: Electronics
  107. Keith Richards: Life
  108. Dave Tompkins: How to Wreck a Nice Beach: The Vocoder from World War II to Hip-Hop, The Machine Speaks
  109. Alex Ross: The Rest is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century
  110. Robert Fink: Repeating Ourselves: American Minimal Music as Cultural Practice
  111. Kenneth Silverman: Begin Again: A Biography of John Cage
  112. John Higgs: KLF: Chaos Magic Music Money
  113. Bob Stanley: Yeah Yeah Yeah: The Story of Modern Pop
  114. Mark Ellen: Rock Stars Stole my Life!: A Big Bad Love Affair with Music
  115. David Stubbs: Future Days: Krautrock and the Building of Modern Germany
  116. Alvin Lucier: Music 109: Notes on Experimental Music
  117. Philip Glass: Words Without Music
  118. Will Hermes: Love Goes to Buildings on Fire: Five Years in New York that Changed Music Forever
  119. Sean Michaels: Us Conductors
  120. Curtis Roads: Composing Electronic Music: A New Aesthetic
  121. Rudi Esch: Electri_City: The Düsseldorf School of Electronic Music
  122. Alvin Lucier: Eight Lectures on Experimental Music
  123. Alvin Lucier: Chambers
  124. John Cage: Notations
  125. Various: Signal Culture Cookbook
  126. Lejaren Hiller: Experimental Music: Composition with an Electronic Computer
  127. Hal Chamberlin: Musical Applications of Microprocessors
  128. John Cage: A Year From Monday: New Lectures and Writings
  129. Julian Cope: Krautrocksampler
  130. Allen Strange: Electronic Music: Systems Techniques and Controls
  131. La Monte Young: An Anthology of Chance Operations
  132. Terence Dwyer: Composing With Tape Recorders
  133. Pauline Oliveros: Software for People: Collected writings 1963-80 (pdf)
  134. Murray Schafer: Ear Cleaning: Notes for an experimental music course
  135. Iannis Xenakis: Formalized Music
  136. Rob Young: Electric Eden. Unearthing Britain's Visionary Music
  137. Edward Strickland: American Composers: Dialogues on Contemporary Music
  138. Curtis Roads: Foundations of Computer Music