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. Photo courtesy of Carlos' website.]
This guide will help you find resources to learn about--and compose--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.