Peabody Computer Music Department


 EC 350.840 History of Electroacoustic Music


Bibliography: Early Electronic Music

and Musique Concréte


Barron, Louis and Barron, Beebe. “Forbidden Planet.” Film Music 15, No. 5 (1956) p.18.

Bourgois, Christian, ed. Edgar Varése: Ecrits.  Paris: Christian Bourgois Editions, 1983.

Chou Wen-Chung. “Varése: A Sketch of the Man and his Music.” Musical Quarterly,

LII, No. 2 (April 1966), pp 151-170.

Cross, Lowell. "Electronic Music: 1948-53" Perspectives of New  Music Fall/Winter


Heikenheimo, Seppo. The Electronic Music of Karlheinz Stockhausen. Helsinki: Suomen

Musiikkitieteellinen Seura Musikvetenskapliga Sällskapet, 1972

Luening, Otto. "Origins." In The Development and Practice of Electronic Music. Ed. Jon

              H.  Appleton and Ronald C. Perera. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, 1975.

Die Reihe. Vienna, Universal Editions. English translations published by Theodore

              Presser  Company,  Bryn Mawr, Pa. Vol. 1 devoted to electronic music.

Russcol, Herbert. The liberation of Sound: an Introduction to Electronic Music

              Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall,  1972

Schaeffer, Pierre. A la recherche d'une musique concréte. Paris: Editions du Seuil, 1952.

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Stockhausen, Karlheinz. Texte zur elektronischen und instrumetalen Musik. Band II.

              Cologne: M. Dumont Schauberg, 1963.

Ussachevsky, V. "Notes on a Piece for Tape Recorder." Musical Quarterly, XLVI (April,

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