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Electric Sound: The Past and Promise of Electronic Music

Electric Sound: The Past and Promise of Electronic Music

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07 AUG 2023

Philip Sherburne

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An essential and fascinating history of electronic music written from a technologist’s perspective, published in 1997 and now out of print. It remains the most comprehensive book on the field.

With a truly global perspective, this vivid and readable narrative provides a comprehensive overview of the history of electronic music. The author draws upon his combined experience as composer, performer, researcher, entrepreneur, and teacher to provide insight into every aspect of electronic music, including the music itself, the instruments, and the industry. Based on more than 150 interviews with leaders in the field, this book allows students to understand how and why the musicians, engineers and businessmen did what they did to develop the modern synthesizer to its current state.

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