How A Russian Composer And An Australian Inventor Created The Most Iconic Sound In Popular Music
This is post 13 of 13 in the series “Synth Pioneers” This series highlights pioneers in electronic music. It is not intended to be a deep dive, but rather a jumping off point for further exploration. I welcome your comments and insights on any of the posts, and welcome any additional information you might come…
Histories of the Modular Synthesizer
This is post 12 of 13 in the series “Synth Pioneers” This series highlights pioneers in electronic music. It is not intended to be a deep dive, but rather a jumping off point for further exploration. I welcome your comments and insights on any of the posts, and welcome any additional information you might come…
The History Of Electronic Music in Under Twenty-Four Minutes
… here’s a [very] brief history covering 90 years of electronic music through the lens of “popular” music …
Wendy Carlos — My Introduction to Electronic Music
I have, on many occasions, referred to Wendy Carlos as one of my introductions to the world of electronic music and synthesizers through her 1968 album Switched On Bach. It was Wendy who inspired Robert Moog to refine and perfect his Moog synthesizers, with which she recorded the album.
Else Marie Pade — First Danish Composer of Electronic and Concrete Music
In 1954, she became the first Danish composer of electronic and concrete music,
Isao Tomita — Pioneer of Electronic and Space Music
Isao Tomita, best known simply as Tomita, was a Japanese composer and is regarded as one of the pioneers of electronic music and space music. He was among the most famous producers of analog synthesizer arrangements.
Delia Derbyshire — The Sound Behind Dr. Who
Perhaps one of the most iconic pieces of original early electronic might arguably be the theme music for the BBC’s Dr. Who. When the show debuted in 1963, the first thing everyone heard was the work of an “assistant” in the BBC’s Radiophonic Workshop by the name of Delia Derbyshire.
Eliane Radigue — musique concrete to ARP and beyond
A contemporary of Laurie Spiegel, Elaine Radique is a French composer who has worked extensively with the ARP 2500 synthesizer