The Birth of Electronic Music


The Birth of Electronic Music: A blog about the creation and birth of electronic music.

The Birth of Electronic Music traces the development of electronic music from 1940 – 1979. We look at the composers, the records, the technology and everything else that contributed to the birth of a musical revolution.

If you’re a fan of musical pioneers like Kraftwerk, Suicide, Brian Eno, The Human League and more, you’ll enjoy this site.

We also release compilations of early electronic music on CD & Spotify.

The Birth of Electronic Music: A blog about the creation and birth of electronic music.

The 70s

One of the most important developments in modern music. Much of what is popular today is influenced by these years.

The 70’s saw a great surge in the use of electronics in popular music. This was due to many factors, like the rise in popularity of Rock and Roll, the invention of new electronic devices (like the Moog synthesizer and other electronic keyboards), the advancement in recording techniques, as well as innovations made by composers using electronic instruments.

Electronic music is often used interchangeably with “synthesizer” music, but unfortunately this is not an accurate description. Electronic music refers to any type of music that involves electronic processing, such as sampling or synthesizing sound through various types of equipment. Synthesizers are just one form of equipment that can be used to create electronic music; there are many others, including tape recorders, record players, and even computers.

With all these new forms of technology at their disposal, composers began creating new forms of music by manipulating sounds that they recorded or sampled from instruments, voices, or just about any sound they could get their hands on! This was a huge leap forward for musicians since

The Birth of Electronic Music: A blog about the creation and birth of electronic music.

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The first electronic music instruments were the Theremin and Telharmonium that appeared about 1900 and 1906. The Theremin is an instrument played without touching, by sensing and sensing changes in the electric field around it’s antennae, very much like a metal plate in a CRT television set reacts to a magnetic field around it. A steady tone is produced as long as your hands are in the “field”. The Theremin was invented by Leon Theremin, who worked for the Russian government on espionage equipment like sound detectors and concealed cameras. It was purely by happenstance that he discovered his invention could make music!

The Telharmonium was invented by Thaddeus Cahill (1867-1934) and used rotating electrical machinery to produce a rich harmonic spectrum by mixing together many different frequencies.

The Birth of Electronic Music – A blog about the creation and birth of electronic music.

In today’s post we will be looking at the history of electronic music, and when it was invented. It should be noted that electronic music was not invented by one person, but many. The first use of the term “electronic music” was in 1881 when German engineer, Ernst Siemens, used it to describe his inventions that he used for telepathy. But the real history of electronic music starts back in the 1930s with a french composer named Pierre Schaeffer. In the 1940s Schaeffer began producing and broadcasting audio works under the title “concrete music”. He also coined the term “Musique Concrete” to describe his works. Musique concrete used recorded sounds that were then cut up into small sections, mixed together and played back through multiple turntables in order to create a new sound.

This is a blog about the creation and birth of electronic music. From the late 19th century to the present day, electronic instruments have been used to create new musical sounds and effects. An electronic instrument is any instrument that uses electricity to make music.

Electronic instruments are usually called electronic music, or “electro-acoustic” music. This blog focuses on these two categories:

Electronic instruments that use electricity to make music (e.g., pianos, amplifiers)

The birth of electronic music, which began in the 1920s, is described here: The Birth of Electronic Music.

The Birth of Electronic Music was written by Brian Eno and published in 1976 (it has since been translated into many languages). It describes the history of electronic music from its origins to its entry into the mainstream in the 1970s and 1980s. The following pages provide an overview of this history:

The Birth of Electronic Music by Brian Eno

A Brief History of Electronic Music by Brian Eno

A Brief History of Electronic Music by Brian Eno (in French)

A Brief History of Electronic Music by Brian Eno (in German)

A Brief History of Electronic Music by Brian Eno (in Spanish)

The modern electronic music era began on November 22, 1950, with the first performance of the composition Rissolty Rossolty by German born American composer Milton Babbitt. The piece was performed at a recital at Princeton University.

Babbitt’s music was made up of sine waves and other pure tones, which he produced by feeding algorithms into an early version of a synthesizer.

The first real synthesizer was invented in 1954 by Harald Bode, who called his invention the “Melody Generator.” He presented his machine publicly for the first time in 1957 at the Darmstadt Summer Courses for New Music.

The next major breakthrough came in 1964, when Robert Moog invented his modular voltage-based system – the Moog Synthesizer. The Moog Synthesizer could produce a range of sound types and effects that were not previously possible to achieve through traditional means.

Electronic music has been around for a long time. It was originally created by musicians and composers to imitate sounds that normally would not be able to be produced by traditional instruments.

The term “electronic music” is also used to describe music that has been created with electronic musical instruments, such as synthesizers and drum machines.

Electronic Music is a genre of music that has no rules or boundaries and allows the composer to create anything they want without having to learn an instrument or practice their voice. It gives everyone an equal chance at becoming an artist with no talent required.

There are many different types of electronic musical instruments, but the most common is called a synthesizer. A synthesizer is usually made up of several different modules with each one responsible for creating its own sound.

These modules can either make sounds on their own (oscillators), modify other sounds (filters), combine two sounds together (mixers) or change how they behave over time (LFOs). The combination of these things creates an instrument capable of generating any kind of sound imaginable!

The next time you hear someone talking about electronic music, remember that it’s just another way for people who make music to express themselves creatively without having any musical training whatsoever!


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