The history of electronic music extends across most of the 20th century, and continues to evolve in the 21st. And it's not just technology; electronic instruments and the electronic studio have rejuvenated old styles of music and helped create many new ones.
The common thread in the story is sound. Never before have musicians had so much control over this crucial aspect of music.
From the early experimenters and electronic simulations of classical music, through the renaissance of so-called "tone-color" music in the 1970s and 80s, the infinite variations of electronic dance music (starting with Disco), to the personal music of thousands of individual artists and composers — electronic sound provides an infinite palette for creative expression.
On this transmission of HEARTS of SPACE, we borrow our title from a hot web service for electronic musicians called soundcloud.com. Music is by ESA KOTILAINEN, ERIK WOLLO & BERNARD WOSTHEINRICH, PATRICK O'HEARN, IGNEOUS FLAME, SLEEPING ME, OOPHOI, and STEVE ROACH. It's a journey in the ever-evolving world of electronic music called SOUNDCLOUD.