Pioneers: Alternative Electroacoustic Pioneers

November 21, 2020 | 7:00 pm 9:00 pm
The House, ICCMR Studio, University of Plymouth

Cinema for the Ear: Electroacoustic Music
Curated by Dr Núria Bonet

Entrance free. Booking required. Note: Small venues with limited space. Please e-mail nuria.bonet@plymouth.ac.uk to reserve your place.

Electroacoustic and computer music rapidly developed after WWII, often through musically curious sound engineers at universities and radio stations. They repurposed their equipment to produce exciting new sound and create new styles of music. The mainstream history of electroacoustic and computer music often mentions France, Germany and the United States as epicentres of this development, also spreading to countries such as the United Kingdom and Canada. However, alternative histories exist as pioneers on other continents carried out their own experimentations. This concert will explore Asian, African and South American pieces written in the 1950’s and 1960’s, which revisit the commonly accepted history of the birth of electroacoustic and computer music. This exciting concert will showcase fantastic music and the extraordinary stories behind their creation.