Music tech in perf wk 2

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  • 1. Music Technology in Performance Week 2
  • 2. This week we will  Look into the history of synthesizers and be able to name the period of the first synthesizer  Be able to connect electronic instruments with acoustic instruments.  Be able to name at least one inventor in this period
  • 3. Invention of the Synthesizer  In the 19th Century  American Inventor – Thaddeus Cahill  Instrument know as Telharmonium (Dynamophone)  200 Ton electric instrument  Played in real-time  Could generate several different sounds simultaneously
  • 4. Theremin  In 1919  Russian Inventor Leon Theremin  Monophonic Theremin  Electrostatic field  Bob Moog began making these when he was 19 http://www.youtube.comwatchv=w5qf9O6c20o&feature=rel ated
  • 5. Trautonium  1930’s  Berlin  Friedrich Trautwein  Oskar Sala  Played by pressing steel wire onto a bar  Much like a fretless stringed instrument http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5V546lX5qaU
  • 6. Mixturtrautonium  1952  Scored industrial films  Alfred Hitchcocks ‘The Birds’  Bird calls and wing ‘beatings’
  • 7. Create a diagram  Create a diagram to demonstrate how you could use one of the electronic instruments mentioned in todays lesson, connected with a piece of today’s modern technology.
  • 8. This week we will  Look into the history of synthesizers and be able to name the period of the first synthesizer  Be able to connect electronic instruments with acoustic instruments.  Be able to name at least one inventor in this period