The History of Electronic Music – Part II

Modern Electronic Music and Electronic Music of 20th Century
Electronic music appeared in the beginning of the 20th century. It is necessary to say that Electronic music developed very quickly. Today, electronic music continues to develop and attracts a lot of music lovers from all over the world. In this guide, we are going to talk about the modern electronic music and the range of electronic music in the 20th century.

The Electronic Music of the 20th Century
The electronic music of the 20th century appeared in 1916. A well-known art movement, Dada, played a very important role in the development of the 20th-century electronic music. The Dada movement was established by a team of anarchists in Zürich around 1916. This Dada art movement in and of itself didn’t have any specific ideologies; the main objective of Dada was to protest against the Second World War and the moral degradation of the society. Dada expressed their thoughts in electronic music and sounds. As the result, the new musical style appeared.

The era of the synthesizer began later. The synthesizer was invented by Lev Termen in 1920. Later, the synthesizer became a very popular musical instrument. The first electronic piano was invented in 1958. The electronic music styles of the 20th century changed significantly after 1960. Many new methods of creating electronic music were developed. As a result, the new sounds appeared in electronic music as well as popular and rock music. Even more new styles of electronic music appeared in 1970.

The Modern Electronic Music
The history of the modern electronic music dates back to 1971. The new group of the time, Kraftwerk, was created. It specialized in electronic music. The artists of Kraftwerk successfully used drum machines and synthesizer’s sounds in their music. Kraftwerk made the electronic music extremely popular. Such debut albums of the group as Avtobahn and The Man Machine became the classics of the modern electronic music. Another group, Tangerine Dream, also gained in popularity quickly. The artists of Tangerine Dream are best known in the music world due to combining the electronic music with rock. Suicide is the legendary group that also played a key role in the development of the modern electronic music. Suicide created a great music album that increased the popularity of the modern electronic music significantly.