A contemporary of Laurie Spiegel, Elaine Radique is a French composer who has worked extensively with the ARP 2500 synthesizer
[Daphne Oram] was one of the first British composers to produce electronic sound, and was a pioneer of musique concrète in the UK.
By the mid-70s, synthesizers had found their way into popular music, from disco to rock, from jazz to funk, and everything in between. Here are a half-dozen examples clipped from the BBC’s Top Of The Pops TV show in 1977.
Laurie Spiegel is a musician, composer, cat lover, New Yorker, and an innovator of electronic music. She
I find it interesting that, while her instruments are newer and she has embraced a workflow that incorporates both Buchla modular synths and computer and iPad apps, her core approach to creation remains as it was nearly 50 years ago.
This is post 1 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…