MODULATIONS | Electronic Timeline
Luigi Russolo "Art of Noises"- use of industrial noises and rhythms
First manageable electronic instruments appear: Theremin, Ondes Martenot Trautonium
John Cage Imaginary landscape #1 first composed piece to use means of electronic reproduction
Pierre Henry and Pierre Schaeffer compose 'Symphonie Pour Un Homme Seul' - first piece of musique concrete
John Cage: Imaginary Landscape #4 first piece to use radios as instruments
Karlheinz Stockhausen 'Gesang der Junglinge' uses both natural sounds and electronically generated noises
First moog sythesizer hits the market
Stockhausen Telemusik uses shortwave radio as instruments to create a "world music"
Miles Davis electric records are influenced by Telemusik. Producer Teo Macero edits these recordings in studio
Throbbing Gristle make a horrible racket and call it industrial music
Hip-hop DJs in New York use the spinback capabilities of the Technics 1200s turntable to create scratching and extend grooves by cutting back and forth between 2 copies of the same record
Giorgio Moroder Chicory Tip's version of "Son Of My Father" is first song featuring a Moog to make pop charts
Brian Eno coins the term ambient and releases his album "Another Green World"
Moroder's production of Donna Summer's "I Feel Love" becomes a disco classic
Kraftwerk releases "Trans-Europe Express"
Roland introduces the TB-303 bassline machine and the TR-808 drum machine
Afrika Bambaata's "Planet Rock" samples Kraftwerk and creates electro
First affordable samplers hit the market which enable musicians to capture and manipulate existing sounds. Ensoniq Mirage + Akai S900
TG's Genesis Porridge claims that he brought house music to England. However it happened, the music starts a youth culture revolution in UK
Musicians in Chicago misuse the Roland TB303 and create Acid House
Detroit musicians create Techno
Ambient is reborn as chill out music for tired clubbers
Trip Hop/ Downtempo