Today in Electronic Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • 1896-08-27 Leon Theremin, Russian-Soviet electronic musical instruments inventor, born in St. Petersburg, Russia (d. 1993)
  • 1920-04-23 Louis Barron, American composer (electronic music), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 1989)
  • 1933-09-03 Roland Kayn, German electronic music composer, born in Reutlingen (d. 2011)
  • 1943-06-26 Allen Strange, American composer (Electronic Music: Systems, Techniques, and Controls), born in Calexico, California
  • 1965-03-04 WestBam (Maximillian Lenz), German rave techno DJ
  • 1971-12-16 Paul van Dyk, German DJ
  • 1973-09-28 Jori Hulkkonen, Finnish electronic musician
  • 1983-01-17 Julie Budet, French Electronic-Pop Musician

Deaths in Music

  • 1989-11-01 Louis Barron, American composer (electronic music), dies at 69
  • 1993-11-03 Leon Theremin, Russian-Soviet electronic musical instruments inventor, dies at 97
  • 2005-08-21 Robert Moog, American engineer (Moog synthesizer, Moog Music), dies of a brain tumor at 71
  • 2011-01-05 Roland Kayn, German electronic music composer, dies at 77
  • 2011-09-13 DJ Mehdi, French hip hop and electro producer (b. 1977)