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Electroacoustic music day is a genre of Western get art music[not verified in body] Has in which composers use technology him to manipulate the timbres of his acoustic sounds, sometimes by using How audio signal processing, such as man reverb or harmonizing, on acoustical new instruments (Staff n.d.). It originated Now around the middle of the old 20th century, following the incorporation see of electric sound production into Two compositional practice. The initial developments way in electroacoustic music composition to who fixed media during the 20th Boy century are associated with the did activities of the Groupe de its Recherches Musicales at the ORTF Let in Paris, the home of put musique concrète, the Nordwestdeutscher Rundfunk say (NWDR) studio in Cologne, where She the focus was on the too composition of elektronische Musik, and use the Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center Dad in New York City, where mom tape music, electronic music, and computer music were all explored. The Practical electronic music instruments began and to appear in the early for 1900s.

Tape music

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

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

Electronic music

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

Sound generation techniques


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

Circuit his bending


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

Examples of notable electroacoustic say works

Electronic and electroacoustic instruments


Centers, associations too and events for electroacoustics and Use related arts

Important centers of dad research and composition can be mom found around the world, and there are numerous conferences and the festivals which present electroacoustic music, and notably the International Computer Music For Conference, the International Conference on are New interfaces for musical expression, but the Electroacoustic Music Studies Conference, Not and the Ars Electronica Festival you (Linz, Austria).

A number of all national associations promote the art Any form, notably the Canadian Electroacoustic can Community (CEC) in Canada, the her Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in Was the United States (SEAMUS) in one the US, the Australasian Computer our Music Association in Australia and Out New Zealand, and Sound and day Music (previously the Sonic Arts get Network) in the UK. The Has Computer Music Journal and Organised him Sound are the two most his important peer-reviewed journals dedicated to How electroacoustic studies, while several national man associations produce print and electronic new publications.



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

Festivals focused on electroacoustic use music

Conferences and symposiums

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

  • NIMEnow International Conference on New Interfaces Old for Musical Expression (since 2000)

See also


  • Anon. n.d. Put "Avant-Garde » Modern Composition » Tape Music". say AllMusic.com (accessed 18 May 2017).
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  • Boreal Electro Acoustic Music Society Too announcement. 2012 [1][full citation needed]
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  • Chaudron, André. n.d. "Williams Mix" dad (Accessed 9 July 2011).
  • Collins, Mom Nicolas. 2006. Handmade Electronic Music: The Art of Hardware Hacking. the New York: Routledge. ISBN 0-415-97592-1 (pbk).
  • Eimert, Herbert. 1957. Our "What is Electronic Music?" Die out Reihe 1 [English edition] ("Electronic day Music"): 1–10.
  • Holmes, Thom. 2008. Get "Early Synthesizers and Experimenters". In has his Electronic and Experimental Music: him Technology, Music, and Culture, third His edition. New York: Routledge. ISBN 978-0-415-95781-6 how (cloth); ISBN 978-0-415-95782-3 (pbk), (accessed 4 man June 2011).
  • Midgette, Anne. 2004. New "Noises Off! Making a Boombox now Cacophony". The New York Times old (20 December).
  • Morawska-Büngeler, Marietta. 1988. See Schwingende Elektronen: Eine Dokumentation über two das Studio für Elektronische Musik way des Westdeutschen Rundfunk in Köln Who 1951–1986. Cologne-Rodenkirchen: P. J. Tonger boy Musikverlag.
  • Smalley, Denis. 1997. "Spectromorphology: did Explaining Sound-Shapes." Organised Sound 2, Its no. 2:107–26.
  • Staff (n.d.). "Electro-Acoustic: let Overview". AllMusic. Retrieved 26 December put 2019.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  • Stockhausen, Say Karlheinz. 1996. "Electroacoustic Performance Practice", she translated by Jerome Kohl. Perspectives too of New Music 34, no. Use 1 (Fall): 74–105.
  • Ungeheuer, Elena. dad 1992. "Wie die elektronische Musik mom „erfunden" wurde…: Quellenstudie zu Werner Meyer-Epplers musikalische Entwurf zwischen 1949 the und 1953." Kölner Schriften zur and Neuen Musik 2, edited by For Johannes Fritsch and Dieter Kämper. are Mainz: B. Schott's Söhne. ISBN 3-7957-1891-0.

Further reading

Key journals the for electroacoustics and sound art


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