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NWDR (Northwest German Broadcasting)

Herbert Eimert and Werner Meyer-Eppler persuaded the head of the NWDR to build a studio for electronic music. This studio became one of the most important places for composers to experiment and create...

Notes

Sounds which have a clearly defined Pitch and Duration, and are the main ingredients in the majority of traditional music.

Notation

A form of visual representation for sounds. Traditional notation is designed to describe and represent notes and note-based music, but not as equipped to describe the majority of sounds. Graphic notat...

Noise Music

This term is associated with various forms of music that have focused on Noise as its key sound quality. In the early 20th century, noise was a focus of some works by the Futurists and Dadaists. More ...

Noise

Objects that vibrate in a randomised fashion produce sounds that we describe as noisy. This is because the sounds produced contain a random assortment of frequencies. Advanced A term that describes so...