The Radiophonic Laboratory: Telecommunications, Electronic Music, and the Voice of the Ether.
The history of electronic music is intimately tied up with the history of radio and telecommunications. Many of the same breakthroughs and devices invented by electrical engineers for communicating in morse code, telephone and radio were adapted for use by musicians. Electricity opened up new worlds of sound beginning in the 19th century. These articles are an exploration of the musical landscape and voice of the ether.