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For many years, composers have given synthesizers and samplers a place alongside guitars and drums, becoming staples of rock, pop, jazz, new age, dance music, television and film scores. Electro-acoustic classical music is also coming of age. Electronic classical music has spawned its own genre on many popular music sites.
Ever since Switched On Bach, (Wendy Carlos' landmark 1968 recording of Bach classics performed on an early Moog synthesizer), electronic instruments have proven themselves capable of handling classical challenges.
Composers like Jean Michel Jarre, Alan Parsons, and Mike Oldfield have brought electronic instruments a step closer to classical music.
Now, as computers, Droids, iPads, iPods and mp3 players compete with TVs for the family's attention, electronic instruments are much more familiar, especially to young people who have always been exposed to them.
From a studio in San Diego, California, Orchestronics has independently released a series of cd's, shown on the left of this screen. Each album/cd features pieces with new ensembles of instruments, from electro-acoustic duets, to philharmonic orchestras. Some combinations may have never been heard anywhere else before.
Many other electronic classical artists record electronic realizations of
standard classical repertoire, composer Joe Wiedemann's music is all
Some other electronic classical composers write music for exclusively electronic instruments, while Orchestronics experiments with a vast collection of electro-acoustic orchestrations, such as:
-Two at a Time, Please!,
a series of electro-acoustic duets with varying
Other electro-acoustic orchestrations include:
-Bulls & Bears-Affections
has also electronically recorded works of solely acoustic samples, such as:
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