Early Sound-Recording and Sound-Reproducing Apparatus Functioning as Electronic Music Instruments Cover Image

Ранна звукозаписна и звуковъзпроизвеждаща техника в ролята на електронни музикални инструменти
Early Sound-Recording and Sound-Reproducing Apparatus Functioning as Electronic Music Instruments

Author(s): Ani Svinarova
Subject(s): History, Fine Arts / Performing Arts, Cultural history, Music
Published by: Издателство НМА „Проф. Панчо Владигеров”
Keywords: early samplers; chamberlin; mellotron; graphic sound; painted sound; variophone; nivotone; vibroexponator; ANS synthesizer; oramics

Summary/Abstract: This study presents the emergence of the idea of using sound-recording and sound-reproducing devices as a musical instrument. Among the early devices surveyed, alongside the better-known attempts at recording short excerpts of sound or separate tones, the later emergence of an abstract “painted sound” takes place.