Major Events in the History of Electronic Music

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  • Teleharmonium Invented

    Teleharmonium Invented
    The Telharmonium (also known as the Dynamophone) was an early electronic organ, developed by Thaddeus Cahill in 1897.
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  • Theremin Invented

    Theremin Invented
    The theremin is an early electronic musical instrument controlled without physical contact by the thereminist (performer). It is named after the westernized name of its Russian inventor, Léon Theremin
  • Ondes Martenot Invented

    Ondes Martenot Invented
    A close cousin to the Theremin was the Ondes Martenot (pronounced OHND mar-te-NOH). Invented in 1928 by Frenchman Maurice Martenot
  • Hammond Organ Invented

    Hammond Organ Invented
    The Hammond organ is an electric organ invented by Laurens Hammond and John M. Hanert[6] and first manufactured in 1935.
  • Musique concrète created

    Musique concrète is a form of electroacoustic music that is made in part from acousmatic sound.
  • Gibson Les Paul Invented

    Gibson Les Paul Invented
    The Gibson Les Paul is a solid body electric guitar
  • First Computer Composed Music

    First Computer Composed Music
    The first song strictly composed by a computer was written. The song, Illiac Suite for String Quartet was the result of collaboration between a chemistry professor at the University of Illinois, Lejaren Hiller, and a graduate assistant, Leonard Issacson.
  • First Computer Synthesizers Music

    Bell Labs engineer Max Mathews was the first to synthesize music on a computer.
  • Moog Synthesizer invented

    Moog Synthesizer invented
    Moog synthesizer may refer to any number of analog synthesizers designed by Dr. Robert Moog or manufactured by Moog Music
  • The Beatles use Moog Synthesizer and Hammond Organ

    The Beatles use Moog Synthesizer and Hammond Organ
    The Beatles used a Moog Synthsizer and Hammond Organ in Abbey Road album
  • Turntables used in Hip-Hop

    Turntables used in Hip-Hop
    Turntablism is the art of manipulating sounds and creating music using direct-drive turntables and a DJ mixer.
  • Kool DJ Herc, Afrika Bambaataam and Grandmaster Flash

    It was three young DJs from the Bronx, DJ Kool Herc, Afrika Bambaataa, and Grandmaster Flash who were generally accepted as the early pioneers of this style in popular music.
  • MIDI created

    A group of manufacturers including Roland, Yamaha, Korg, and Kawai got together and agreed on an industry standard for MIDI
  • First Laptop Orchestra

    First Laptop Orchestra
    The first laptop orchestra was founded by Dan Trueman and Perry Cook in 2005 at Princeton University
  • SLork

    Standford creates their own laptop orchestra