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Sound Inventur: New Music Festival, 1953

Presented by Harvard Art Museums at Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge MA

Mar 20 2018
Sound Inventur: New Music Festival, 1953

On May 26, 1953, Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR Radio), in Cologne, Germany, presented neues Musikfest (New Music Festival), one of the first public concerts of “electronic music” (elektronische Musik) in Germany.

On May 26, 1953, Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR Radio), in Cologne, Germany, presented neues Musikfest (New Music Festival), one of the first public concerts of “electronic music” (elektronische Musik) in Germany. A result of the technical and creative innovations developed at the Studio for Electronic Music, founded at WDR Radio in 1951 under the direction of composer Herbert Eimert, neues Musikfest broadcast pioneering sound composed entirely using electronic equipment.

In the late 1940s and

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