40 Years Of Women In Electronic Music

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Avant-garde and outsider arts site UbuWeb has shared a 40+ year audio retrospective of women in electronic music.

Women In Electronic Music 1938-1982, originally broadcast on April 1, 2010, features the work of Clara Rockmore, Bebe & Louis Barron, Daphne Oram, Delia Derbyshire, Pauline Oliveros, Laurie Spiegel, Eliane Radigue (above), Suzanne Ciani and many others.  Continue reading

The History Of The BBC Radiophonic Workshop

Pioneers of Sound is a short documentary that looks at the history and influence of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop.

The BBC Radiophonic Workshop was originally created in 1958, to create sound effects and music for radio. It was closed in March 1998, because other alternatives had become available.

Since then, several of the original members of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop have regrouped as an electronic music group, Radiophonic Workshop.

R Is For Roland

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R Is For Roland is a new hardcover book about the history of 23 selected Roland synthesizers and drum machines, from 1973 until 1987, that revolutionized the world of electronic music.

The book features over 384 pages, filled with portraits of the machines, detailed insight into the history and scores of artist interviews.

It features Lee “Scratch” Perry, Au Revoir Simone, Portishead, Nightmares On Wax, The Hacker, Jeff Mills, The Egyptian Lover, Plastikman, Mathew Jonson, Legowelt, Martyn Ware and many more… Continue reading

David Friend On The History Of The ARP Odyssey

At the 2015 NAMM Show, Korg formally introduced their new version of the ARP Odyssey analog synthesizer during a two-hour event.

The highlight of the event was ARP President & co-founder David Friend, who shared his story of the history of ARP and the creation of the ARP Odyssey.  Continue reading