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History of Electroacoustic Music

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Electronic Musical Instruments 1870-1990

Benjamin Franklin's Glass Armonica

Some of Edison's earliest recordings

tinfoil.com -- Early Recorded Sounds and Wax Cylinders

Early recordings made by Edison

Early recordings made by Berliner

UCSB Cylinder Preservation and Digitization Project
Over 6,000 early cylinder recordings can be heard online
Also a great collection of links!


Thomas Edison, the "Current Wars," and the Invention of the Electric Chair

Magnetic Tape and the Emergene of High-Fidelity Recording

Correspondence between Arnold Schoenberg and expressionist painter W. Kandinsky

Futurism and the Futurists

Luigi Russolo on the Art of Noises

Dadaism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Theremin World

John Cage Links

FontanaMixer -- generative sound environment after "Fontana Mix" by John Cage

Le Groupe Recherches Musicales

Karlheinz Stockhausen Home Page

The Scambi Project: Open Forms and Electroacoustic Music

Dr. Andre Meyer's presentation on the Philips Pavilion

Virtual Electronic Poem, a present-day hommage to the Poème Électronique

Information on early IBM mainframe computers

Eric Chasalow's Oral History Project (Interviews with notable figures in the history of electroacoustic music

Audio Engineering Society 60th Anniversary video on history of the audio industry

Music Meets the Computer - Max Mathews and John Chowning (Google Video)

Iannis Xenakis on youtube -- scores and pieces created with the UPIC system

Thesis on stochastic techniques of Xenakis

Step by step demonstration of a classic Moog synthesizer

Raymond Scott dot com

Jef Stolet's Electronic Music Primer

Ishkur's Guide to Electronic Music

The Electronica Primer

Scratch history, tutorials, turntables, mixers, scratch records, audio software, etc.

Grove Music Online
(available within the Penn State network)

The Electronic Music Foundation

Canadian Electroacoustic Community

Society for Electroacoustic Music in the United States