EARLY SYNTHESIZERS

Edgard Varese and Poem Electronique

1888-1965

France/New York

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Edgard Varese

To stubbornly conditioned ears, anything new in music has always been called 'noise'...what is music but organized noises?

Philips Pavilion at 1958 World's Fair in Brussels, designed by Le Corbousier

Poem Electronique by Varese, and Concret pH by Xenakis played

Now listen to Poem Electronique by Edgard Varese, found on the D2L topic page...

The RCA Mark II Synthesizer and the Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center

A Hit-Making Machine

Disc Cutting

RCA MKI Demo Record

The Mark II

Punch Roll Programmer

Milton Babbitt

1916-2011

Karlheinz Stockhausen

1928–2007

Excerpt from a documentary on rehearsals for the Helicopter Quartet.

WDR German Studio

Now listen to the excerpt from Song for the Youth by Karlheinz Stockhausen, found on the D2L topic page.  Also note Kontakte in the optional listening...

Early Synthesizers

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