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.
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.