120 Years Of Electronic Music, December 2013
This site charts the development of electronic musical instruments from 1870 to 1990. For the purposes of this project electronic musical instruments are defined as instruments that synthesise sounds from an electronic source. This definition leaves out a whole section of hybrid electronic instruments developed at the end of the last century that used electronics to manipulate or amplify sounds and tape recorders, wax recording devices, Musique Concrete and so-on. The main focus of the site is on instruments developed from the beginning of the century until the 1960′s. The more modern and current Synthesiser models have been included for the sake of historical completeness but are already well documented elsewhere on the internet.
’120 Years Of Electronic Music’ is an ongoing web project initiated in 1995 by the author Simon Crab and is updated on a highly infrequent and erratic basis(currently December 2013). The project is completely non-commercial and self funded. The aim is to make the information available on a free/open source basis i.e. you can use content in any way as long as the content owners are credited and it would be courteous if you could acknowledge the source by linking or referring to the site.
We rely a great deal on user input and invite your comments: please mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Many thanks, simon crab, London 2013