Electronic Music

Inquiry Unit

Electronic Music

Chances are good that you and your friends don’t get your music in the same way that your parents did. Their generation was much more likely to hear a new song on the radio and go out to Sam Goody's…

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The Art of Noise

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The Art of Noise

Electronic Music Inquiry Unit

The Art of Noises - Futurist Manifesto “L'arte dei rumori (The art of noises) takes the form of a letter from artist and instrument builder Luigi Russolo to the musician Francesco Balilla Pratell…

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Telharmonium

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Telharmonium

Electronic Music Inquiry Unit

The Telharmonium - An Apparatus for the Electrical Generation and Transmission of Music In 1895 Thaddeus Cahill submitted his first patent for the Telharmonium “The Art of and Apparatus for Gener…

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Perforated Disk Siren

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Perforated Disk Siren

Electronic Music Inquiry Unit

Perforated Disk Siren From the Smithsonian, Museum of Natural History. Woodwind instruments are some of the oldest used instruments, and several flutes have been discovered which date between 35,0…

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Thomas Alva Edison’s Phonograph

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Thomas Alva Edison’s Phonograph

Electronic Music Inquiry Unit

This document includes historical insight on Edison’s Tinfoil Phonograph, including presenting it to President Rutherford B. Hayes, as well as a demonstration to live audience. Visit Source 1 Vi…

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Discogs

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Discogs

Electronic Music Inquiry Unit

This document includes a permanent record of vinyl recordings mentioned in the IEEE REACH Electronic Music Inquiry Unit made available via Discogs.com. Discogs does not require a login and provides…

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Cahill Patent

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Cahill Patent

Electronic Music Inquiry Unit

Thaddeus Cahill's Patent: Art of and Apparatus For Generating and Distributing Music Electronically This document includes all ten photos from the Thaddeus Cahill patent and some of the written doc…

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A Pre-History of Radio (Part One)

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A Pre-History of Radio (Part One)

Radio Inquiry Unit

Join historian Alex Magoun on a journey through the history of radio technology from James Clark Maxwell’s theory of electromagnetism to Guglielmo Marconi's use of that theory in long-distance radio…

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A Pre-History of Radio (Part Two)

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A Pre-History of Radio (Part Two)

Radio Inquiry Unit

Continue on the historical journey of the radio industry with historian Alex Magoun as he goes back in time and shares how engineers and scientists improved wireless telegraphy from Morse code to the …

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