Hisory of Electronic Music

Timeline created by mncarter
In Music
  • Clavencin Electrique

    A keyboard that employed static electrical charges to cause a small metal clappers to hit bells.
  • Musical Telegraph

    Musical Telegraph
    Created by Elisha Grey
  • The Telharmonium was invented

    The Telharmonium was invented
    A large system capable of electrically generating, controlling and shaping sounds. Invented by Thaddeus Cahill
  • The Wurlizter was invented

    The Wurlizter was invented
    Theatre organ. Used today at Oregon Stop Pizza.
  • The Theremin was invented

    The Theremin was invented
    Invented by Leon Theremin. Clara Rockmore responsible for advancing the artistry of Theremin Performance.
  • The Hammond Organ was invented

    The Hammond Organ was invented
    Same tone wheel process was that was use in the Telharmonium. Built to mimic the souund of a pipe organ.
  • Paul Hindemith is the first to use turntables

    The art of minipulating sounds and create music using phonograph or digital turntables
  • A new music genre called Musique Concrete is developed

    Use sound recording device, natural, environmental, industrial and human sounds.
  • First electric guitar is invented by Les Paul

    First electric guitar is invented by Les Paul
    4x4 piece of woodwith an Epiphne neck, homeade pickups and a bridge with a Vibrato tailpick.
  • First song composed on a computer - Illiac Suite

    The name of the song was cosen because the composition pertaining to composition were programmed to the computer
  • Birth of electric bands

    The Beatles and the Beach Boys
  • The San Francisco Tape Music Center is founded

    The San Francisco Tape Music Center is founded
    Founded be composers Morton Subotnick and Ramon Sendr. The aim was to present concerts and offer a place to learn and wok within the tape music medium.
  • Turntables are reintroduced in the late 1970's

    Turntables are reintroduced in the late 1970's
    Kool DJHeric, Afrika Bambaataa, Grandmaster Flash were generally accepted as the early pioneers of this style of music.
  • MIDI is introduced

    MIDI is introduced
    Musical Instrument Digital Introface.
  • First laptop orchestra at Priceton University

    First laptop orchestra at Priceton University
    Founded by Dan Truman and Perry Cook. Since the founding, many other laptop orchestras have developed at other univrsities and cities around the world.
  • Atomic Tom- the first band to use iPhones in a performance after instruments are stolen

    Atomic Tom- the first band to use iPhones in a performance after instruments are stolen
    It was origionally a publicity stunt, but quickle becam and overnight sensation recieving over 1.3 million views on youtube which put the band on the map.