definition of electronic music

It is known as electronic music to the one that is generated through certain electronic devices such as synthesizer or the samplerand that can be conceived in its entirety from the sounds and melodies that these machines produce ... or to a song already created and finished by an artist, which is modified through and thanks to the application of this technology, giving rise to a new artistic creation that will preserve the sound and lyrics of the original at its base.

Obviously and with the exceptions of the case, because it is obvious that the technology of that moment cannot be compared at all with that of today and the modifications that it allows those who produce this type of music to make, electronic music has its own characteristics. roots in the beginning of the last century, more precisely in 1910 with the experimentation of the so-called Italian Futurists led by Luigi Russolo who made music with noises and electronic music boxes. These first resources could be considered from the historical point of view as the first versions of this style. In any case, the etherphone, invented in 1919 by the Russian physicist Lev Sergeyevich Termen, is considered the first electronic musical instrument, that is, the first synthesizer in history.

But, of course, these were the simple experiments and dreams of a handful of visionary musicians, who only became something of reality during World War II with the development of the first techniques of cutting, splicing and gluing or rewinding different fragments of a tape. recorded. It was the magnetic data carrier that enabled the formidable editing techniques that would lead to the most modern experiments in electronic music.

And obviously with the passing of the years rehearsals, tests and experimentations in search of new sounds followed thanks to the appearance of new technologies and the tuning of others such as the synthesizer. But the popularity of this musical trend will only arrive at the end of the eighties last century with the arrival of techno and house, two of the most recognized styles within the genre, which began to be disseminated by European producers and DJs. Later, some authors dedicated their efforts to creating differentiated styles, such as electronic styles of instrumental music (as happened with Jean Michel Jarré) or derivations of the style of electropop and other widely used mixed formats.

Meanwhile, it will be the the nineties which saw it consolidate and become one of the genres most followed by millions of young people around the world. Much of this, without a doubt, is due to the proliferation of festivals, better known as ravesAmong the most important are Creamfields and Moonpark, in which this type of music is the only and absolute star.

Similarly, the cardinal element that defines the success of electronic music has been the diffusion and proliferation of digital resources for sound production, editing and reconstruction. In addition to surprisingly lowering manufacturing costs, computers allow overlapping, progressive crossover (fading), the alteration of scales and tones and, above all, the possibility of taking a previous song of any style and modifying it in such a way as to turn it into a new electronic creation. Thus, the now popular remixed They have motivated various songs of pop, rock, melodic and even traditional folklore to be recombined to give rise to completely different versions, within the framework of technical novelty, but still preserving their original charm.

Among the most prominent exponents of today are: DJ Tiësto, Hernán Cattteo, Paul Oakenfold, Underworld, Paul Van Dyk, David Guetta and, of course, the list goes on ... It cannot be forgotten that this style, originated in English-speaking countries, It has reached a notable impact with great exponents in Latin America. In these first years of the 21st century, electronic music is the most widespread current in discotheques and in the massive open-air recitals of the summer seasons, since its particular characteristic allows the rapid temptation of dance and the contagiousness of the rhythm leads to enjoy this musical style that seems to have come to stay.