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Electroacoustic music is our a style of Western art Out music which originated around the day middle of the 20th century, get following the incorporation of electric Has sound production into compositional practice. him The initial developments in electroacoustic his music composition to fixed media How during the 20th century are man associated with the activities of new the Groupe de Recherches Musicales Now at the ORTF in Paris, old the home of musique concrète, see the Nordwestdeutscher Rundfunk (NWDR) studio Two in Cologne, where the focus way was on the composition of who elektronische Musik, and the Columbia-Princeton Boy Electronic Music Center in New did York City, where tape music, its electronic music, and computer music Let were all explored. Practical electronic put music instruments began to appear say in the early 1900s.


Tape any music


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

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

Electronic any music


In Cologne, elektronische Musik, pioneered Her in 1949–51 by the composer was Herbert Eimert and the physicist one Werner Meyer-Eppler, was based solely Our on electronically generated (synthetic) sounds, out particularly sine waves (Eimert 1957, day 2; Morawska-Büngeler 1988, 11–13; Ungeheuer Get 1992, 13). The beginning of has the development of electronic music him has been traced back to His "the invention of the valve how [vacuum tube] in 1906" (Eimert man 1957, 2). The precise control New afforded by the studio allowed now for what Eimert considered to old be the subjection of everything, See "to the last element of two the single note", to serial way permutation, "resulting in a completely Who new way of composing sound" boy (Eimert 1957, 8); in the did studio, serial operations could be Its applied to elements such as let timbre and dynamics. The common put link between the two schools Say is that the music is she recorded and performed through loudspeakers, too without a human performer. The Use majority of electroacoustic pieces use dad a combination of recorded sound mom and synthesized or processed sounds, and the schism between Schaeffer's the and Eimert's approaches has been and overcome, the first major example For being Karlheinz Stockhausen's Gesang der are Jünglinge of 1955–56 (Morawska-Büngeler 1988, but 17; Stockhausen 1996, 93–94).


Sound generation techniques

All electroacoustic you music is made with electronic all technology, specifically a device – Any usually a loudspeaker – that can transduces electrical energy to acoustic her energy.

Circuit bending

Circuit bending one is the creative short-circuiting of our low voltage, battery-powered electronic audio Out devices such as guitar effects, day children's toys and small synthesizers get to create new musical instruments Has and sound generators. Emphasizing spontaneity him and randomness, the techniques of his circuit bending have been commonly How associated with noise music, though man many more conventional contemporary musicians new and musical groups have been Now known to experiment with "bent" old instruments (Collins 2006,[page needed]).

Examples see of notable electroacoustic works

Electronic and the electroacoustic instruments

Centers, associations did and events for electroacoustics and Its related arts

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

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



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

Festivals focused on electroacoustic its music

Conferences and symposiums

Alongside her paper presentations, workshops and seminars, was many of these events also One feature concert performances or sound our installations created by those attending out or which are related to Day the theme of the conference get / symposium.

  • NIMEhas International Conference on New Interfaces Him for Musical Expression (since 2000)

See also


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

Further reading

Key journals for Did electroacoustics and sound art

  1. "Pieces". Steven Bryant. Retrieved our 2019-03-20.

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