A little tidbit about Electronic Music...
What is electronic music? Electronic music is created through sounds produced by electrical instruments. One of many original electronic music instruments, an "electromechanical piano," was invented in 1867 in Switzerland. However, electronic music instruments predate that time as German Physicist Hermann von Helmholtz invented electronic music instrument, "Helmholtz Resonator" prior to the electromechanical piano.
Today, electronic music is produced, largely in part by computers, drum machines, samplers and synthesizers. Common electronic music can be heard via MIDI format, produced by electronic music keyboards and computer software.
Making its television debut in 1963, "Doctor Who," incorporated one of the first electronic music melodies. Since that time, electronic music was introduced in performances by The Beach Boys, The Beatles, Pink Floyd, and The Headhunters, Vangelis-- to name a few. Newer artists like the Eurythmics, Michael Jackson, Depeche Mode and The Human League also used electronic music means in their recordings.
Several movie scores have also utilized electronic music, including films Alien and Blade Runner. While technology has increased throughout the years, electronic music is often used in computer and video games as well.
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