The Nonesuch Guide to Electronic Music

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Contributors: Andranick Tanguiane, Fred Lerdahl,

If you’re looking for a guide to electronic music, look no further than The Nonesuch Guide. This comprehensive guide covers everything from the basics of electronic music production to the latest trends in the genre.

What is electronic music?

Electronic music is a type of music that is made using electronic musical instruments and composition techniques, and is produced without the use of acoustic instruments or vocals. It can be divided into two main categories: dance music and art music.

Dance music is usually composed for clubbing or other forms of social dancing, and includes genres such as house, techno, trance, drum and bass, and dubstep. Art music is usually more experimental and abstract, and includes genres such as ambient, glitch, noise, and IDM (intelligent dance music).

The history of electronic music can be traced back to the early 20th century, when composers began experimenting with new ways to create sounds using electricity. One of the earliest pioneers was French composer Edgard Varèse, who used an early synthesizer called the Theremin to create his own unique style of music.

In the 1950s, composers such as Karlheinz Stockhausen and Luciano Berio began using electronic techniques to create new types of sound collages and compositions. This led to the development of experimental musique concrète and tape music techniques.

In the 1960s and 1970s, pioneering artists such as Brian Eno, Kraftwerk, Tangerine Dream, and Yellow Magic Orchestra created a new type of pop music using synthesizers and other electronic equipment. This period also saw the birth of disco, which would go on to become one of the most popular genres of the 20th century.

In the 1980s and 1990s, electronic music became increasingly popular in mainstream culture thanks to artists such as Depeche Mode, The Prodigy, Apollo 440, Fatboy Slim, The Chemical Brothers, Pulpendoza

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