History of electronic music by Carlo Mezzanotte – 30 hour module, CFA 3

Form: 30 hours
CFA: 4
Teacher: Carlo Mezzanotte 
Frequency: Weekly
Entry Requirements: None 
Class size: 30 students
Places available: 30
Limitations: Open to students of the first and second level academic courses including jazz and popular.


  1. Ravel, Debussy, Stravinky, the beginning of the dissolution of tonality
  2. Futurism
  3. Luigi Russolo and the intonarumori
  4. The discovery of the thermionic valve and its first musical applications
  5. Leon Termen and its Theremin: the heterinetic effect
  6. Great performers by Teremin: Clara Rockmore
  7. The first electronic keyboard instruments
  8. Ondes Martenot
  9. Trautonium
  10. Hindemith Edgar Varese and Olivier Messiaen
  11. Dodecafonism and the dissolution of tonality
  12. Arnold Schönberg
  13. Absolute serialism
  14. Anton Webern and Alban Berg
  15. The post-war period and the beginning of cultured electronic music
  16. The phonology studio
  17. the German school: Karlheinz Stockhausen
  18. The concrete music
  19. Pierre Schaeffer and Pierre Henry: the French school
  20. John Cage: the American school
  21. Bruno Maderna, Luciano Berio, Luigi Nono: the Italian school
  22. Great composers between electronics and acoustics: Iannis Xenkis Gyorgy Ligeti, Pierre Boulez
  23. The beginning of commercial synthesizers
  24. Robert Moog
  25. Don Buchla
  26. The electronic and the historic English Rock
  27. Morton Subotnick
  28. The Kraut Rock
  29. Popol vuh, Kraftwerk, Tangerine Dream, Klaus Schulze


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