electronic music

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  • phonoautograph

    The first known device capable of recording sound was the phonoautograph by Édouard-Léon Scott of Martinville. I could visually record sounds, but not play them again.
  • loommonium

    Telarmonio the sound produced by using electromechanical means of that produced by electronic technology, which can also be mixed. Some examples of devices that produce sound electro-mechanically are the loom, the Hammond organ and the electric guitar.
  • music aesthetics

    music aesthetics
    Outline of a New Aesthetics of Music was published by Ferruccio Busoni, which was about the use of both electronic and other sources in the music of the future. He wrote about the future of microtonal scales in music.
  • futurism

    the first concert of the "art of noise" in Milan. It was presented by the futurist Luigi Russolo who published his manifesto in "The Art of Noises"
  • hidden music

    hidden music
    LaFarr Stuart programmed the Iowa State University CYCLONE computer to play simple songs and recognizable through an amplified speaker attached to a system originally used for administrative and diagnostic purposes.
  • popular electronic music

    popular electronic music
    Bands like The Residents and Can championed an experimental music movement that incorporated elements of electronic music. Can was one of the first groups to use tape loops for the rhythm section, while The Residents created their own drum machines. Also around this time different rock bands, from Genesis to The Cars, began to incorporate synthesizers into their rock arrangements.
  • Gary Numan.

    Gary Numan.
    The contribution to bringing electronic music to a wider audience was with his pop hit Cars, from the album The Pleasure Principle. Other groups and artists that contributed significantly to popularizing music created exclusively or fundamentally electronically were Kraftwerk, Depeche Mode, Jean Michel Jarre, Mike Oldfield or Vangelis.
  • increase

    Dance music records using exclusively electronic instrumentation became increasingly popular. This trend has continued to the present, with electronic music being heard regularly in clubs around the world.
  • MIDI

    A group of musicians agreed to standardize an interface through which different instruments could communicate between them and the main computer. The standard was called MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface).
  • Max Methews

    Max Methews
    It became possible to carry out performances with the assistance of interactive computers. Another recent advance is Tod Machover's Begin Again Again (MIT and IRCAM) composition for hyper cello, an interactive system of sensors that measure the cellist's physical movements, with the program developed by Max Methews.
  • many styles

    many styles
    Music software advances, music production is made possible using means that bear no relation to traditional practices. The same goes for concerts, extending their practice using laptops and live coding.