Fooled around some with trying to create some ambient/Berlin School music today, and came away with something I rather liked. No name for it yet, and it’s not quite finished, but I thought I’d share since it’s been a minute since I did anything musical besides play cover tunes with the bands. This is kind…
… here’s a [very] brief history covering 90 years of electronic music through the lens of “popular” 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.
CRANK UP THE VOLUME! Because there is simply nothing cooler than three men painted blue whacking on PVC pipes with a killer band in the background and a cute girl in a multi-colored electrified dress. Seriously. I can watch this again and again and again. And I will ….
In 1954, she became the first Danish composer of electronic and concrete 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.
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.