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Electric Love Blueprint: A history of electronic music

Electric Love Blueprint: A history of electronic music | fonoflux | Scoop.it

THE ORIGINS OF electronic music—by which we mean not just dubstep and house, but anything produced with electronic music technology—are often traced back to Robert Moog. In 1964, Moog’s eponymous synthesizers made it simple for musicians to incorporate synthetic sounds into their recordings. The Monkees, The Doors, and The Byrds were early adopters of the Moog synthesizer; it was only a few years later that dance and disco were born.

 

Moog can be credited with kickstarting our modern understanding of electronic music, but his synthesizer was actually based on technology from the 1800s. As this new chart from London studio Dorothy shows, you can trace the genesis of the genre to 1857, when a French inventor created the phonautograph. After that came the theremin, an instrument that used antennae to detect motion from the player’s hands. This was the machine that would eventually introduce Moog to electronics and the possibilities of electronic sound.

 

The theremin also provided graphic inspiration for James Quail, the designer at Dorothy who worked on the Electric Love Blueprint (about $54). The data-viz project maps out over 200 electronic music innovators, connecting them according to “common link[s]—whether that’s a style, or instrument, or an influence on one another,” Quail says. To organize all that, Quail based the chart on diagram instructions used to build theremins—specifically, on instructions from the mid-1950s. The result is a series of modules and arrows connecting Kraftwerk to Africa Bambaata, Morton Subnotick to Steve Reich, and Brian Eno to Depeche Mode. Don’t expect to emerge a scholar in electronic music; the Dorothy team doesn’t share much context in the way of dates or technical details. Think of this blueprint more like a cheat sheet to a surprisingly historic genre—and a very pretty one at that.


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For pics and how to buy the Electric Love Blueprint: http://bit.ly/DorothyELB

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10 of the best ways to make music in your web browser | MusicRadar

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A Brief History of the DJ Mixer — Cuepoint — Medium

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The 10 greatest synthesizers of all time

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Stems: A New Multi-Channel Audio Format for DJing

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Here's a big list of everything that's wrong with Tidal

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How Music Brought Me Through a Heroin Habit

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Ableton Publishes New Book, Making Music - 74 Creative Strategies For Electronic Music Producers

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Edjing's Crossfader Gives DJs Even Less Reason to Own Turntables

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The Neuroscience of Bass: New Study Explains Why Bass Instruments Are Fundamental to Music | Open Culture

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Peter Zinovieff: ‘I taught Ringo to play synth. He wasn’t very good – but neither was I' | Music | The Guardian

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Instrumento que definiu o som de clássicos da música eletrônica ganha fabricantes no Brasil - 23/06/2015 - Ilustrada - Folha de S.Paulo

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Quanto uma grande gravadora (e seus artistas) ganham com um contrato do Spotify - Gizmodo Brasil

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The Essential Primer to Recording Car Sound Effects | A Sound Effect

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How streaming makes a hit record last longer - CNET

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How Fruity Loops Changed Music-Making Forever | Red Bull Music Academy Daily

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Grooveshark Shuts Down & Apologizes to the RIAA | TorrentFreak

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Free Sounds for Download (Synths) by "program change"

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- PROGRAM CHANGE did a bunch of Packages that are all free for download from a load of Synths but also things like Strings, Piano and Bass and stuff.. most of it can be seen by looking at the "pack...
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Was Maya Pyramid Designed to Chirp Like a Bird?

Clap your hands in front of the 1,100-year-old Temple of Kukulcan, in the ancient Mayan city of Chichen Itza, and, to some researchers' ears, the pyramid answers in the voice of the sacred quetzal bird. Now scientists are examining whether the architects intended just such an acoustical mimicry.
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Engineering students use sound waves to put out fires

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Two engineering students at George Mason University have found a way to use sound waves to quash fires and have built a type of extinguisher using what they have learned that they hope will revolutionize fire fighting technology. Viet Tran a computer engineering major and Seth Robertson, an electrical ...
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YouTube just put the final nail in the Loudness War’s coffin

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