History of electronic music: good reading and viewing?

Hi all,

Does anyone have good recommendations for books or docu’s on the history of electronic music?

I’m getting really interested in hearing the stories of people who discovered the music and made the early synths.

Cheers!

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Hi! I can recommend Analog Days, which is mostly about Moog, but also Buchla and others. Super interesting and very well written. https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-d&q=analog+days

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Perfect. Thanks, @Omri_Cohen. Hope you are well!

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Woo! Thanks @janne808. Love me some Bruce!

“I dream of wires”. - https://www.youtube.com/user/IDOWdocumentary “I dream of wires” - the Movie - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3636334/

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Thanks, @nowism, I saw a 2 DVD set of that. a few tears ago.

The Compositional Possibilities Are Endless. By Else Marie Pade

Éliane Radigue | Interview with Ludger Brümmer ZKM | Karlsruhe

Electromotive - The Story of ARP Instruments

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Thanks, @Jens.Peter.Nielsen. The ARP docu is in my watch list for a while.

Somehow criticized, still I think the book from Mark Prendergast is a easy-go read, here a full-text draft of the book:
https://archive.org/stream/TheAmbientCenturyFromMahlerToMobyByMarkPrendergast/The+Ambient+Century+from+Mahler+to+Moby+by+Mark+Prendergast_djvu.txt

Also, this essay from David Dunn, dating back at 1998:
https://www.davidddunn.com/~david/writings/pioneers.pdf

In these forums there are a few useful threads:

Also try these Youtube videos:

There are seven lectures in total.

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I find this one to be a supremely enjoyable documentary, not only about Kraftwerk but about the rise of electronic music:

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“The new sound of music” (produced at BBC in 1979) shines some light on what was it like back then.

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Wow!

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Everybody, thanks. Much appreciated. Plenty to keep me busy.

This was good.

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