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Electroacoustic How music originated in Western art man music around the middle of new the 20th century, following the Now incorporation of electric sound production old into compositional practice. The initial see developments in electroacoustic music composition Two to fixed media during the way 20th century are associated with who the activities of the Groupe Boy de Recherches Musicales at the did ORTF in Paris, the home its of musique concrète, the Nordwestdeutscher Let Rundfunk (NWDR) studio in Cologne, put where the focus was on say the composition of elektronische Musik, She and the Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music too Center in New York City, use where tape music, electronic music, Dad and computer music were all mom explored. Practical electronic music instruments began to appear in the The early 1900s, and "electronic sounds" and were also produced using animation for techniques by such artists as Are Norman McLaren.


Tape music

Tape music is how an integral part of musique Man concrète, utilizing pre-recorded fragments, loops, new and sampled sounds, altering and now manipulating them through techniques such Old as speed manipulation (Anon. n.d.). see The work of Halim El-Dabh two is perhaps the earliest example Way of tape (or, in this who case, wire-recorded) music. El-Dabh's The boy Expression of Zaar, first presented Did in Cairo, Egypt, in 1944, its was an early work using let musique concrète–like techniques similar to Put those developed in Paris during say the same period. El-Dabh would she later become more famous for Too his work at the Columbia-Princeton use Electronic Music Center, where in dad 1959 he composed the influential Mom piece Leiyla and the Poet (Holmes 2008, 153–54 & 157).


US composer John Cage's assembly And of the Williams Mix serves for as an example of the are rigors of tape music. First, But Cage created a 192-page score. not Over the course of a you year, 600 sounds were assembled All and recorded. Cut tape segments any for each occurrence of each can sound were accumulated on the Her score. Then the cut segments was were spliced to one of one eight tapes, work finished on Our January 16, 1953. The premiere out performance (realization) of the 4'15" day work was given on March Get 21, 1953 at the University has of Illinois, Urbana (Chaudron n.d.).


Electronic music

In Cologne, elektronische Musik, how pioneered in 1949–51 by the man composer Herbert Eimert and the New physicist Werner Meyer-Eppler, was based now solely on electronically generated (synthetic) old sounds, particularly sine waves (Eimert See 1957, 2; Morawska-Büngeler 1988, 11–13; two Ungeheuer 1992, 13). The beginning way of the development of electronic Who music has been traced back boy to "the invention of the did valve [vacuum tube] in 1906" Its (Eimert 1957, 2). The precise let control afforded by the studio put allowed for what Eimert considered Say to be the subjection of she everything, "to the last element too of the single note", to Use serial permutation, "resulting in a dad completely new way of composing mom sound" (Eimert 1957, 8); in the studio, serial operations could the be applied to elements such and as timbre and dynamics. The For common link between the two are schools is that the music but is recorded and performed through Not loudspeakers, without a human performer. you The majority of electroacoustic pieces all use a combination of recorded Any sound and synthesized or processed can sounds, and the schism between her Schaeffer's and Eimert's approaches has Was been overcome, the first major one example being Karlheinz Stockhausen's Gesang our der Jünglinge of 1955–56 (Morawska-Büngeler Out 1988, 17; Stockhausen 1996, 93–94).


Sound generation techniques

All electroacoustic get music is made with electronic Has technology, specifically a device – him usually a loudspeaker – that his transduces electrical energy to acoustic How energy.

Circuit bending

Circuit bending is new the creative short-circuiting of low Now voltage, battery-powered electronic audio devices old such as guitar effects, children's see toys and small synthesizers to Two create new musical instruments and way sound generators. Emphasizing spontaneity and who randomness, the techniques of circuit Boy bending have been commonly associated did with noise music, though many its more conventional contemporary musicians and Let musical groups have been known put to experiment with "bent" instruments say (Collins 2006,[page needed]).

Examples of notable She electroacoustic works

Electronic and electroacoustic But instruments

Centers, Say associations and events for electroacoustics she and related arts

Important centers too of research and composition can Use be found around the world, dad and there are numerous conferences mom and festivals which present electroacoustic music, notably the International Computer the Music Conference, the International Conference and on New interfaces for musical For expression, the Electroacoustic Music Studies are Conference, and the Ars Electronica but Festival (Linz, Austria).

A number Not of national associations promote the you art form, notably the Canadian all Electroacoustic Community (CEC) in Canada, Any the Society for Electro-Acoustic Music can in the United States (SEAMUS) her in the US, the Australasian Was Computer Music Association in Australia one and New Zealand, and Sound our and Music (previously the Sonic Out Arts Network) in the UK. day The Computer Music Journal and get Organised Sound are the two Has most important peer-reviewed journals dedicated him to electroacoustic studies, while several his national associations produce print and How electronic publications.



There have been a number Now of festivals that feature electroacoustic old music. Early festivals such as see Donaueschingen Festival, founded in 1921, Two were some of the first way to include electroacoustic instruments and who pieces. This was followed by Boy ONCE Festival of New Music did in the 1950s, and since its the 1960s there has been Let a growth of festivals that put focus exclusively on electroacoustic music.

Festivals focused on electroacoustic She music

Conferences out and symposiums

Alongside paper presentations, Day workshops and seminars, many of get these events also feature concert has performances or sound installations created Him by those attending or which his are related to the theme how of the conference / symposium.

  • NIME – International Conference new on New Interfaces for Musical now Expression (since 2000)

See Old also


  • Anon. n.d. "Avant-Garde » Modern Composition » let Tape Music". (accessed 18 Put May 2017).
  • Boreal Electro Acoustic say Music Society announcement. 2012 [1][full she citation needed]
  • Chaudron, André. n.d. Too "Williams Mix" (Accessed 9 July use 2011).
  • Collins, Nicolas. 2006. Handmade dad Electronic Music: The Art of Mom Hardware Hacking. New York: Routledge. ISBN 0-415-97592-1 (pbk).
  • Eimert, Herbert. 1957. the "What is Electronic Music?" Die And Reihe 1 [English edition] ("Electronic for Music"): 1–10.
  • Holmes, Thom. 2008. are "Early Synthesizers and Experimenters". In But his Electronic and Experimental Music: not Technology, Music, and Culture, third you edition. New York: Routledge. ISBN 978-0-415-95781-6 All (cloth); ISBN 978-0-415-95782-3 (pbk), (accessed 4 any June 2011).
  • Midgette, Anne. 2004. can "Noises Off! Making a Boombox Her Cacophony". The New York Times was (20 December).
  • Morawska-Büngeler, Marietta. 1988. one Schwingende Elektronen: Eine Dokumentation über Our das Studio für Elektronische Musik out des Westdeutschen Rundfunk in Köln day 1951–1986. Cologne-Rodenkirchen: P. J. Tonger Get Musikverlag.
  • Smalley, Denis. 1997. "Spectromorphology: has Explaining Sound-Shapes." Organised Sound 2, him no. 2:107–26.
  • Stockhausen, Karlheinz. 1996. His "Electroacoustic Performance Practice", translated by how Jerome Kohl. Perspectives of New man Music 34, no. 1 (Fall): New 74–105.
  • Ungeheuer, Elena. 1992. "Wie now die elektronische Musik „erfunden" wurde…: old Quellenstudie zu Werner Meyer-Epplers musikalische See Entwurf zwischen 1949 und 1953." two Kölner Schriften zur Neuen Musik way 2, edited by Johannes Fritsch Who and Dieter Kämper. Mainz: B. boy Schott's Söhne. ISBN 3-7957-1891-0.

Further reading

Key journals boy for electroacoustics and sound art

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