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History of American Music:The Rise of Electronic Music

  • Edgard Varese

    Edgard Varese
    Edgard was born in France in 1883. He moved to the United States in 1915 and became known as "The father of electronic Music". He was one of the first composers to anticipate the development of electronic music.
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    First Telharmonium Invented and first model.

    First Telharmonium Model The Telharmonium was also known as the "Dynamophone". The instrument was invented by Thaddues Cahill. The signal from this invention was transmitted through wires and sounded like horns. Cahill built three versions.
  • The Mighty Wurlitzer

    The Mighty Wurlitzer
    The Mighty Wurlitzer The theatre organ was introduced in 1910 by Rembert Wurlitzer. Throughout the years it turned into a juke-box, then into a organ piano. It was installed into churches, homes, theatres, and was marketed as "The Mighty Wurlitzer".
  • The Theremin

    The Theremin
    Leon Theremin and his Theremin invention Leon Theremin invented the Theremin in 1918. It is an electronical instrument played by hand motion of the antenna. This instrument was used in films that have won grammy awards, and in soundtracks. The inventor Leon Theremin was a Russian physicist who invented this at a young age.
  • Ondes Martenot

    Ondes Martenot
    Ondes Martenot InstrumentThis was invented by Maurice Martenot in 1928. It was a very similar sound to the Theremin.
  • Hammond Organ

    Hammond Organ
    Hammon OrganHammon Organ is an elecrtic organ invented by Laurens Hammond in 1934.
  • Musique Concrete

    Musique Concrete
    Musique Concrete Musique Concrete is a form of electroacoustic music that is made in a acoustic form. The style was developed by Pierre Schaeffer in the early 1940's.
  • Les Paul and the Electric Guitar

    Les Paul and the Electric Guitar
    GibsonLes Paul invented the solid body eletric guitar and was credited with many recordings that have impacted the the world of popular music.
  • First Computer Composed Music

    First Computer Composed Music
    IlliacIn 1956 the first song that was computer composed was "Illiac for String Quartet. It was made my Lejaren Hiller and Leonard Issacson.
  • RCA Mark II

    RCA Mark II
    RCA Mark IIThis is a sound synthesizer. It was the first programmed electronic synthesizer. It was designed by Herbert Belar and Harry Olson in 1958.
  • Moog Synthesizer

    Moog Synthesizer
    Moog synthesizerRobert Moog introduced the first modern moog syntherizer, is much easier to use then the RCA Mark II
  • The Beatles

    The Beatles
    Tomorrow Never KnowsThe beatles first used the moog synthesizer in 1966 on their song "Tomorrow Never Knows"
  • The Beach Boys

    The Beach Boys
    Good Vibrations The Beach Boys used the Electro-Theremin in their song "Good Vibrations" in 1966.
  • MIDI

    MIDIMIDI was founded in 1983 by a group of manufactures including Roland, Yamaha, Korg, and Kawai got together and made this up. Its a system or "language" that allows electronic musical instruments and computers to send information or "talk" to each other.
  • Turntablism

    Kool herc & his TurntablismDJ Kool Herc was known as the "Father of Hip-hop" Turntablism was coined by this man.
  • PLork, and SLork,

    PLork, and SLork,
    PLork, SLorkThe First Laptop Orchestra was founded by Dan Trueman and Perry Cook in 2005 at Princeton University.
    PLork(Pricenton Laptop orchestra) and SLork(Stanford Laptop orchestra).
  • Wrapping it up

    Wrapping it up
    All these events have been going on through the years from 1883 and since technology has improved instruments have as well.