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)
  • 1900-06-15 Otto Luening, German American conductor, composer and electronic music pioneer (Sonority Canon), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 1996)
  • 1908-02-13 Gerald Strang, American classical and electronic music composer, born in Claresholm, Alberta, Canada (d. 1983)
  • 1920-04-23 Louis Barron, American composer (electronic music), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 1989)
  • 1925-05-15 Emmanuel Ghent, Canadian American electronic music composer (Phosphones), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2003)
  • 1926-03-11 Ilhan Mimaroglu, Turkish electronic music composer and musician, born in Istanbul, Turkey (d. 2012)
  • 1932-04-27 Fran├žois Bayle, French electronic music composer, born in Toamasina, Madagascar
  • 1933-09-03 Roland Kayn, German electronic music composer, born in Reutlingen (d. 2011)
  • 1938-06-24 Lowell Cross, American electronic music composer, instrument maker and laser light show inventor, born in Kingsville, Texas
  • 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
  • 1970-06-04 Richie Hawtin, British-Canadian electronic musician (Plastikman), born in Banbury, Oxfordshire
  • 1971-12-16 Paul van Dyk, German DJ
  • 1973-09-28 Jori Hulkkonen, Finnish electronic musician
  • 1983-01-17 Julie Budet, French musician (Yelle)

Deaths in Music

  • 1983-10-02 Gerald Strang, American classical and electronic music composer, dies at 75
  • 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
  • 1996-09-02 Otto Luening, German American conductor, composer and electronic music pioneer (Sonority Canon), dies at 96
  • 2003-03-31 Emmanuel Ghent, Canadian American electronic music composer (Phosphones), dies at 77
  • 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)
  • 2012-07-17 Ilhan Mimaroglu, Turkish electronic music composer and musician, dies at 86