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Electronic and Computer Music$
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Peter Manning

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199746392

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199746392.001.0001

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The Background to 1945

The Background to 1945

(p.2) (p.3) 1 The Background to 1945
Electronic and Computer Music

Peter Manning

Oxford University Press

This chapter traces the development of electronic music in the early twentieth century. The discussions include Thaddeus Cahill's electrically based sound-generation system, subsequently known as his Dynamophone or Telharmonium, which was first presented to the public early in 1906 at Holyoke, Massachusetts; the construction of electronic musical instruments; the birth of the commercial 78 r.p.m. gramophone record and the development of electrical recording systems; and the advent of magnetic tape systems.

Keywords:   Dynamophone, electronic music, electronic musical instruments, gramophone record, electronic recording, magnetic tape systems

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