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Music 6: History of Electronic Music

Test 1: Study Guide
You will need to be familiar with the following samples and composers:
Conlon Nancarrow: Player Piano Study no. 40
Maryanne Amacher: Head Rhythm 1 and Plaything 2
Bryan Jacobs: Nonaah with Balloon and Air Compressor
Vladimir Ussachevsky Wireless Fantasy
Björk Medulla
David Behrman Wavetrain
Steve Reich Pendulum Music
Marty Robbins: Don't Worry
Laurie Anderson: O Superman
William Basinski: The Disintegration Loops
Frank Zappa: Stinkfoot
Hendrix: Purple Haze
Peter Ablinger: Landscape Opera
Georg Friedrich Haas: Ein Schattenspiel
Kraftwerk: Numbers
Yellow Magic Orchestra: Firecracker
Donna Summer: I Feel Love

You should be familiar with the electronic instrument or effect in the following samples:
Oramics: Daphne Oram
Moog: Wendy Carlos: Switched on Bach
Minimoog: Kraftwerk Autobahn
Vocoder: Herbie Hancock: Tell everybody, Wendy Carlos: A Clockwork Orange Soundtrack
Cheetah: Chris Watson: Adult Cheetah
Voyager: George Lewis: Interactive Trio
Suzanne Ciani: Buchla: Commercial
808: Marvin Gaye: Sexual Healing

You will need to be familiar with the following terms in a musical context:
Distortion (for example The Rolling Stones: Satisfaction)
Chorus (For example Beyonce: Radio)
Flanger (For example The Beatles: Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds
Vocoder (For example Laurie Anderson: Oh Superman )
Panning (For example Justin C. Meyers: Struggle Artist
Doubletracking (For example Crosby Stills Nash & Young: Our House

Otoacoustic emissions: Your ear generates sounds in reaction to combinations of other sounds [Maryanne Amacher]
Alan Freed
Moondog Coronation Ball in Cleveland
Contact microphone
Telharmonium/Thaddeus Cahill
Jocko Henderson
Italo Disco: Donna Summer