20th century music
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The practicality of linking the art of composition, as opposed to that of performance to mechanical, electromechanical or purely electronic machines have been a mainly 20th-century preoccupation. The 20th-century saw its crop of mechanical performers. The revolution in sound: electronic music/ (1960), Milton Babbitt writes: "all factors militate against the composition of complex contemporary music: the uncompensated time involved in its composition, the crushing costs of preparing materials, the inadequate number of rehearsals, and the consequent, unusually unsatisfactory, always ephemeral... Introduction: While mechanical musical instruments go back thousands of years, musical...