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Peter Manning

in Electronic and Computer Music

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199746392
eISBN:
9780199332496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199746392.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition, Popular

This chapter describes the development of electronic music in America. The lack of institutional support after the Second World War resulted in no major system of lasting significance, until the ... More


Alvin Lucier: Whistlers

Douglas Kahn

in Earth Sound Earth Signal: Energies and Earth Magnitude in the Arts

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780520257801
eISBN:
9780520956834
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257801.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

The topic of natural radio returns with Alvin Lucier’s Whistlers (1966), sourced from the LP Out of This World (1953) issued by Emory Cook. The popular scientific fascination with whistler sounds and ... More


System X: Interview with Founding Sysop Scot McPhee

Amanda McDonald Crowley

in Social Media Archeology and Poetics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262034654
eISBN:
9780262336871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034654.003.0013
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

System X was an Australian-based dial up BBS, where users created a community of interest with both a variety of text-based conversations and a virtual gallery of images and sound that invited visual ... More


Body to Body: Belgian EBM 1981–1985

S. Alexander Reed

in Assimilate: A Critical History of Industrial Music

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199832583
eISBN:
9780190268305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199832583.003.0011
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter describes the Electronic Body Music (EBM) that emerged from Belgium from 1981–1985. Musician Luc Van Acker is both historically important and a good example of what sort of efforts laid ... More


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