Introduction to Computer Music

The History of Electronic Music

MUSC 336 | E-book | Sweetwater Glossary

Learning: Max | MIDI | MSP | Notation | Reason | Audacity

  1. Chadabe, A Brief History of Electronic Music (Chadabe 2000) {Electronic Musician}
  2. Listening/Analysis
  3. Historical Timelines
  4. History of Electronic Instruments
  5. Learn more at


Chadabe, Joel. 1997. Electric Sound: The Past and Promise of Electronic Music. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall. {GBd}

___________. 2000. "A Brief History of Electronic Music: The Electronic Century." Electronic Musician (Feb.-May, 2000). {EM}

Collins, Nicholas and Julio d'Escrivan Rincón. 2008. The Cambridge Companion to Electronic Music New York: Cambridge University Press. {GB}

Collins, Nicholas, Margaret Schedel and Scott Wilson. 2013. Electronic Music. New York: Cambridge University Press. {GB}

Dean, Roger T. The Oxford Handbook of Computer Music. New York: Oxford. {GB}

Holmes, Thom. 2015. Electronic and Experimental Music, 5th ed. New York: Routledge. {GB}

Landy, Leigh. 2007. Understanding the Art of Sound Organization. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. {GB}

Manning, Peter. 2013. Electronic and Computer Music. 4th ed. New York: Oxford. {GB}

Updated: November 29, 2017

Reginald Bain | University of South Carolina | School of Music