Alternative Histories of Electronic Music

International Conference: Alternative Histories of Electronic Music: 15–16 April 2016, The Science Museum Research Centre, Queen’s Gate, London. Call for papers (Deadline: 31 October).

"Clavecin électrique" by Original: Jean-Baptiste Delaborde: https://goo.gl/tXtrhw

“Clavecin électrique” by Jean-Baptiste de Laborde in 1761 – https://goo.gl/tXtrhw

The story of the genesis and development of electronic/electroacoustic music is often told in the same familiar way. Experiments in musique concrète in Paris and elektronische Musik in Cologne played a central role in European developments, while activities in New York such as those of the Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center, John Cage and his Music for Tape-Recorders group, and Louis and Bebe Barron are frequently proffered as the most prominent American contributions. These activities were significant, of course; but they were not the only progenitors of modern-day electronic music. There are many, many other ways in which the story of electronic music’s history and development could be told. Read More.

Invited Speakers: Sarah Angliss, Georgina Born, Simon Emmerson, Leigh Landy, Trevor Pinch.

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