Use of magnetic tape for storage, manipulation, and assemblage of the elements of electronic music composition has been the object of research and practice for many years. Application of these procedures to digital as well as analog information provides the electronic composer today with a wide variety of new possibilities for altering and reassembling compositional elements, as well as new methods of digital manipulation and control. The object of composition has not changed, but new technology and the artistic application that comes from command of latest developments in systems provides for new compositional techniques.
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