Music Hackspace Christmas Quiz

Dom Aversano

History

  1. Which 19th-century mathematician predicted computer-generated music?
  2. What early electronic instrument did Oliver Messiaen use in his composition Trois petites liturgies de la Présence Divine? 
  3. Who invented FM synthesis? 
  4. What was the first name of the French mathematician and physicist who invented Fourier’s analysis? 
  5. Oramics was a form of synthesis invented by which British composer?

Synthesis

  1. What is the name given to an acoustically pure tone?
  1. What music programming language was named after a particle accelerator?
  1. What synthesiser did The Beatles use on their 1969 album Abbey Road?
  1. What microtonal keyboard is played in a band scene in La La Land? 
  1. What are the two operators called in FM synthesis? 

Music 

  1. What was the name of the Breakbeat that helped define jungle/drum and bass?
  1. IRCAM is based in which city? 
  1. Hip hop came from which New York Neighbourhood?
  1. Which genre-defining electronic music record label originated in Sheffield?
  1. Sonor Festival happens in which city?

General 

  1. Who wrote the book Microsound? 
  1. Who wrote the composition Kontakte? 
  1. How many movements is John Cage’s 4’33”?
  1. Who wrote the book On the Sensation of Tone?
  1. Which composer wrote the radiophonic work Stilleben?

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Answers

History

  1. Ida Lovelace
  2. Ondes Martenot
  3. John Chowning
  4. Joseph 
  5. Daphne Oram 

Synthesis

  1. Sine wave
  2. Supercollider
  3. The Moog
  4. Seaboard
  5. Carrier and Modulator 

Music 

  1. Amen Brother
  2. Paris
  3. The Bronx
  4. Warp Records
  5. Sonar

General

  1. Curtis Roads
  2. Karlheinz Stockhausen
  3. Three
  4. Hermann von Helmholtz
  5. Kaija Saariaho