Kronos Quartet
Apocalypse
Music for Films
Morton Subotnick

Classical » Electronic/Computer Music

Electronic music encompasses a great variety of methods and styles, though it is all produced through electronic technology. Starting in the late 1920s, early electronic music was produced on the Theremin, the Ondes Martenot, and other instruments that produced tones that could be raised or lowered through physical means. Wire and tape recording in the 1940s and '50s permitted the development of musique concrète, which involved altering acoustic sounds and rearranging them in recorded form as musical ideas. Since the 1960s, synthesizers, computers, and digital recording have been essential tools in creating contemporary electronic music, and its diffusion through academic and commercial studios has made it a permanent part of modern classical concert music and experimental works, as well as film and TV soundtracks, popular songs, and dance genres.

Electronic/Computer Music Artists Highlights

Kronos Quartet
Kronos Quartet
Morton Subotnick
Morton Subotnick
Henri Pousseur
Henri Pousseur
Tim Story
Tim Story
Lori Freedman
Lori Freedman
Hal Rammel
Hal Rammel

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Electronic/Computer Music Album Highlights

Apocalypse
Tod Dockstader
Apocalypse
Music for Films
Brian Eno
Music for Films
La Légende d'Eer
Iannis Xenakis
La Légende d'Eer
Morton Feldman: Three Voices for Joan La Barbara
Joan La Barbara
Morton Feldman: Three ...
CDCM Computer Music Series, Vol. 25: The International Computer Music Assoc
Various Artists
CDCM Computer Music ...
You're No Good
Terry Riley
You're No Good

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