The goal of this blog is to educate readers about the progression of live electronic music and the artists that have brought us to where we are today. The blog will have a historical aspect to it but also a current aspect as well. The idea is that as I write about new music and new artists, I will also bring up the history of the genre alongside it.
I am particularly interested in how much technology has allowed musicians to explore different ways of producing music along with how musicians have adapted to these new technologies. These days more and more people are producing music at home on their computers and then playing it out live on stage. In order to play out, they need some sort of hardware controller or DJ mixer. As a result, there is an increasing number of software and hardware companies that are producing products specifically geared towards people who want to create electronic music and play it out live.
The future of live electronic music looks bright but also bleak. On one hand, there are more and more festivals popping up around the world dedicated specifically to EDM (Electronic Dance Music). On the other hand, there is an increasing amount of backlash from older generations who feel that EDM is nothing but noise. This blog will attempt to explore both sides of this argument (although I am
Recent trends in live electronic music have shown that there is a resurgence in the genre. Many new artists are experimenting with the idea of live electronic music and bringing it back to its roots. The late 1990s and early 2000s saw a decline in what was once a very popular genre because of the rise of DJ culture and digital music, but now artists like moe., Papadosio and Zappa Plays Zappa are bringing it back.
The main reason for this revival is the change in technology. A decade ago, musicians had much less access to synthesizers, sequencers and other equipment needed to play live electronic music. Nowadays, you can buy an analog synthesizer for $299 or a USB controller keyboard for around $200, which is enough to get started on any laptop computer with recording software such as Ableton Live or Pro Tools.
Another factor contributing to this resurgence is that many people who grew up listening to live electronic music from the 80s through 90s are now adults with more disposable income than they had when they were teenagers or kids; thus they want something similar but different enough so their tastes don’t seem dated when compared against today’s mainstream pop fare.
Recent trends also show that artists are recreating sounds heard in video games from their childhood
The world of live electronic music is one that is constantly evolving and shaping the music industry as a whole.
The idea of a DJ playing at a party that is recorded, then released to the public in an album format has become common place. However, the idea of actually performing all the parts live on stage in front of an audience, using real instruments and gear, is something that has really only been happening for roughly 10 years now. This means that there are still a lot of people who don’t understand what exactly live electronic music is.
It wasn’t until Gorillaz broke out in 2005 with their hit album Demon Days, that the general public started to take notice of live electronic musicians, who were finally getting recognized for their talent and not just dismissed as “laptop musicians.” Since then we’ve seen more and more acts emerging from the underground electronic scene into the mainstream.
The emergence of live electronic music is a phenomenon that has been building its momentum for nearly two decades. It has since encompassed the majority of popular music genres, from rock and pop to hip-hop, jazz, Latin and more. The present state of this art form is so compelling that it is now the most common way for artists to perform their music.
Live electronic music involves the use of electronics in a performance setting, either as a solo artist or in an ensemble. The technology used can include synthesizers, computers, samplers, sequencers and numerous other devices. The genre also encompasses a broad range of sounds and styles, but one constant is the presence of electronics in live performance.
The term electronic music was first coined in France by early pioneers such as Pierre Schaeffer and Pierre Henry. In the 1950s some composers began working with tape recorders as musical instruments for composition. Others were drawn to electronic instruments developed by various manufacturers such as RCA Mark II Sound Synthesizer and Moog modular synthesizers. By the late 1960s and early 1970s, French composer Jean Michel Jarre was using large-scale synthesizers and effects units for public performances in major cities around the world, becoming a pioneer of “electronic sound” that
What is Live Electronic Music?
The term ‘Live Electronic Music’ can be used to describe a variety of music genres and styles, but more specifically it is used to refer to a very specific type of music. The music genre was first created in the early 1970s by artists such as Kraftwerk, Tangerine Dream, and Jean-Michel Jarre. It was a type of music that was created using synthesizers and other electronic instruments, but it was not intended for live performances.
By the late 1970s and early 1980s, electronic music had started to become more popular as a form of dance music. This came about after the popularity of disco had declined. Some artists such as Depeche Mode and OMD (Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark) began playing live shows with the help of computers and sequencers, but they did not have any kind of instruments on stage. This changed when another group called Kraftwerk came along.
Kraftwerk were an electronic band from Germany who were known for their use of synthesizers and sequencers during their performances. They would have an instrument on stage that they could play with their hands while another person played drums or some other instrument. They would also have a keyboard that they
There are many aspects of electronic music that are not familiar to the average listener. One of these aspects is the use of “live” electronic music. Over the last few decades there has been a growing interest in the production of live electronic music, which has been driven by an increasing desire for human interaction and communication, in an increasingly computerized world.
Live electronic music differs from “studio” electronic music in that all sounds are created in real time through the use of computers, synthesizers and effects processors, rather than being pre-recorded and manipulated on tape or hard drive. Live electronic musicians often use both synthesizers and computers to create complex rhythms and textures, while integrating acoustic instruments into their performances. In recent years there has been a growing cross-over between new technologies such as digital sampling and conventional instruments such as drums and guitars.
The first wave of live electronic music emerged in the early 20th century with the emergence of electroacoustic music. This type of music was characterized by its use of electronically generated sounds, usually played through speakers placed around a room, rather than through traditional instruments such as violins or flutes.
The documentary “Push Turn Move” explores the origin and evolution of electronic instruments and how they have revolutionized the way music is made. From analog to digital, and back to analog, we explore the relationship between musicians, engineers, producers, scientists, DJ’s and artists who have helped shape the instrument of today and tomorrow.
The film includes interviews with pioneers like Robert Moog (Moog synthesizer), Dave Smith (Sequential Circuits, Prophet-5) and Tom Oberheim (Oberheim synthesizer), as well as modern day innovators like Richie Hawtin (Plastikman), Giorgio Moroder (Donna Summer), Roger Linn (Akai MPC) and more.
As technology continues to evolve, so does music. This film documents how our musical landscape has changed over the past 60 years, and how it will continue to grow in the future.