How pioneers from the Radiophonic Workshop to Kraftwerk harnessed the power of electricity to create brand new sounds that helped to shape modern music.
The BBC Radiophonic Workshop, 1965
Electronic music pioneer Delia Derbyshire demonstrates how she creates her innovative sounds
Sweden's electronic music studio, 1970
"A new development as important as the invention of the piano"
Roger Limb, BBC Radiophonic Workshop, 1976
Roger Limb demonstrates the techniques he uses to create electronic music
An early history of electronic music, 1981
Roxy Music's Andy Mackay discussed the history of electronic music, and demonstrated the electronic oboe (electroboe?)
Elizabeth Parker - BBC Radiophonic Workshop, 1984
The composer explains how she scored David Attenborough's The Living Planet
The Simmons electronic drum kit, 1984
Bill Bruford (Yes, King Crimson, Genesis) demonstrates a Simmons electronic drum kit on Micro Live
Computer music software, 1986
Micro Live's Fred Harris tested the latest computer music software to make a MIDI