Legend has it that Dennis Allison, Bob Albrecht, and John Snellconceived Computer Music Journal in 1976. I arrived on the scene
in 1978 to become Editor of Computer Music Journal at PCC.
There is much to be said for working in a small collective
as opposed to working in large institution.
Computer Music Journal, however, was not self-supporting
at PCC. When PCC sold the Journal to the MIT Press in 1980,
I went to MIT with it. For about six years I was the sole
editorial employee. It would be difficult to calculate the
hours that I put into the publication.
Fortunately, Computer Music Journal continues to be
success story. Now in its 25th year, CMJ is a rare example of
a self-sustaining academic music journal with a paid
I retired from the editorial staff in 2000, after 23 years.
My new book Microsound is being published by the MIT Press
in September 2001, and I am quite active in composing
and teaching computer music techniques.