The Documentary Podcast
A History of Music and Technology: Electronic Music Pioneers
For centuries music was made by strumming strings, blowing horns and banging drums - but at the turn of the 20th Century, the harnessing of electricity meant artists and inventors could create all-new tones and timbres.
In this programme, Pink Floyd's Nick Mason tells the story of some of electronic music's pioneers - from the eerie sound of the Theremin, to German avant-garde experimentation and the automatic music-making machines of Raymond Scott.
While electronic music might be deemed to be a thoroughly modern genre, we remember its history goes back over a hundred years.
The series is produced in association with the Open University.