MUS 1120: Introduction to Electronic Music: Getting Started

Researching electronic, electroacoustic, or computer music? This guide is the place to start!

Soundbites

These recordings provide a quick introduction to electronic music and its related genres (such as tape music and musique concrète), from both the art/avant-garde and popular traditions.

What's in This Guide?

Electronic music pioneer Wendy Carlos, with cat Pandy, in front of a custom setup of five Kurzweil synthesizers.

[Electronic music pioneer Wendy Carlos, with cat Pandy, in front of a custom setup of five Kurzweil synthesizers.  Photo courtesy of Carlos' website.]

This guide will help you find resources to learn about--and compose--electronic music.

Highlighted Resource

Cover of "Composing Electronic Music"

For a multi-textured experience, check out Curtis Roads' recent publication, Composing Electronic Music: A New Aesthetic.  Roads, a composer in his own right, has provided relevant sound samples to his readers via the OUP website.  The book itself is available electronically to Columbus State students and staff.

Related Guide

Moogarama

"50th Anniversary of the Moog Modular Synthesizer" is a short documentary, produced by Moog Music, Inc., about the instrument that revolutionized modern music.

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