Think of a Sound - Now Make It: A history of the Electronic Music Studios
Gate 13, Royal Parade
Presented by Jim Gardner, University of Canterbury.
In this talk James Gardner will discuss the origins, instruments, and Australian links of Electronic Music Studios (London) Ltd., many of whose synthesizers are featured in the ’Synthesizers: Sound of the Future’ exhibition. He will also contextualise the electronic music of the late 1960s and early 1970s and demonstrate how the role of synthesizers and electronic music during this period was still being negotiated. Given Percy Grainger’s optimism for ‘Free Music’ and electronic instruments, he himself might have come up with one of EMS’s famous slogans: ‘Think of a sound…now make it.”
Free event but bookings are essential through Eventbrite.
This public program is part of our latest exhibition Synthesizers: Sound of the Future running from 20 April 2018 until 9 September 2018.