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Music 6: History of Electronic Music

Final: Study Guide

You will need to be familiar with the samples and subjects listed in Test study guides 1 & 2.

Samples and tracks from Test 2 are here.

Additional music to review (from the noise class):
Merbow: Pulse Demon
Yasunao Tone: Solo for Wounded CD
Sachiko M/Toshimara Nakamura: Filament 1
Melt Banana
Throbbing Gristle: Slug Bait
Fennesz: Plus Forty Seven Degrees 56’ 37” Minus Sixteen Degrees 51’08”

Additional Topics to review:
The organ (instrument) + its importance to electronic music history
Subjective/Objective methods of listening
Moog v. Buchla
The Belleville Three |inspired by| DJ The Electrifyin' Mojo
Charlotte Moorman and Nam Jun Paik
Cosey Fanni Tutti and Genesis Breyer P-Orridge (COUM Transmissions-->Throbbing Gristle)
Onkyo Music
The Art of Noises, Luigi Russolo, Intonarumori
Sketch for a New Aesthetic of Music, Ferrucio Busoni
My Bloody Valentine, story about painfully loud concert
John Cage, 4:33, Water Walk, general

You will need to identify these genres of music:
Minimalism such as Steve Reich Music for 18 Musicians or Philip Glass Music in Contrary Motion
Ambient Music such as Brian Eno: Discreet Music or Suzanne Ciani: Seven Waves: Fifth Wave
Drone Music such as Éliane Radigue: Trilogie de la Mort: Kyema or Phill Niblock: Touch Three: Parker’s Altered Mood aka Ode to Bird
Noise Music such as Yasunao Tone: Solo for Wounded CD or Melt Banana
Mashup/Plunderphonics such as John Oswald: Plunderphonics
Musique Concrète such as Pierre Schaeffer: Étude Pathetique
Kosmische Musik such as Tangerine Dream: Zeit

You will need to be generally familiar with this timeline. You will not need to know the years, but you will be asked to order events in an approximate timeline.