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)
  • 1904-10-28 Louis de Meester, Belgian pianist and classical and electronic music composer (The Great Temptation of St Anthony), born in Roeselare, Flanders, Belgium (d. 1987)
  • 1908-02-13 Gerald Strang, American classical and electronic music composer, born in Claresholm, Alberta, Canada (d. 1983)
  • 1916-05-10 Milton Babbitt, American mathematician, composer of serial and electronic music (Correspondences), and teacher (Princeton; Juilliard), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2011)
  • 1917-04-15 Pietro Grossi, Italian composer, and electronic music pioneer, born in Venice, Italy (d. 2002)
  • 1919-04-12 István Anhalt, Hungarian-Canadian classical and electronic music composer (La Tourangelle; Winthrop), educator (McGill; Queens (Ontario) Universities), and writer (Alternative Voices), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 2012) [1]
  • 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)
  • 1926-02-26 Arsene Souffriau, Belgian pioneering electronic music composer, born in Ixelles, Belgium
  • 1926-03-11 Ilhan Mimaroglu, Turkish electronic music composer and musician, born in Istanbul, Turkey (d. 2012)
  • 1928-03-21 Ruth Anderson, American flutist, classical and electronic music composer (I Come Out of Your Sleep), born in Kalispell, Montana (d.2019)
  • 1928-08-22 Karlheinz Stockhausen, German classical and electronic music composer, born in Mödrath, Kerpen, Germany (d. 2007)
  • 1929-03-03 Nikos Mamangakis, Greek classical and electronic music composer, born in Rethymno, Crete (d. 2013)
  • 1932-04-27 François Bayle, French electronic music composer, born in Toamasina, Madagascar
  • 1933-07-20 José Vicente Asuar, Chilean electronic music composer, born in Santiago, Chile (d. 2017)
  • 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
  • 1940-05-11 Ron Pellegrino, American electronic music composer, born in Kenosha, Wisconsin
  • 1942-06-05 Charles Dodge, American electronic music composer, born in Ames, Iowa
  • 1943-06-26 Allen Strange, American composer (Electronic Music: Systems, Techniques, and Controls), born in Calexico, California
  • 1947-08-04 Klaus Schulze, German electronic music composer (Audentity), born in Berlin
  • 1956-03-17 Luca Francesconi, Italian classical and electronic music composer (Wanderer; Unexpected End of Formula), born in Milan, Italy
  • 1964-02-01 Dwayne Goettel, Canadian keyboardist and industrial-electronic music composer (Skinny Puppy), born in High Level, Alberta (d. 1995)
  • 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 {Mattias Paul], German DJ, and record producer, born in Eisenhüttenstadt, Germany
  • 1973-09-28 Jori Hulkkonen, Finnish electronic musician
  • 1974-10-20 SubtractiveLAD [Stephen Hummel] Canadian electronic music composer and performer, born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1983-01-17 Julie Budet, French musician (Yelle)
  • 1988-01-21 William C. Woxlin, Swedish ambient and electronic music composer, born in Borlänge, Sweden

Deaths in Music

  • 1983-10-02 Gerald Strang, American classical and electronic music composer, dies at 75
  • 1987-12-12 Louis de Meester, Belgian pianist and classical and electronic music composer (The Great Temptation of St Anthony), dies at 83
  • 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
  • 1995-08-23 Dwayne Goettel, Canadian keyboardist and industrial-electronic music composer (Skinny Puppy), dies of a heroin overdose at 31
  • 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
  • 2007-12-05 Karlheinz Stockhausen, German classical and electronic music composer, dies at 79
  • 2011-01-05 Roland Kayn, German electronic music composer, dies at 77
  • 2011-01-29 Milton Babbitt, American mathematician, composer of serial and electronic music (Correspondences), and teacher (Princeton; Juilliard), dies at 94
  • 2011-09-13 DJ Mehdi, French hip hop and electro producer (b. 1977)
  • 2012-02-24 István Anhalt, Hungarian-Canadian classical and electronic music composer(La Tourangelle; Winthrop), educator (McGill; Queens (Ontario) Universities), and writer (Alternative Voices), dies at 92
  • 2012-07-17 Ilhan Mimaroglu, Turkish electronic music composer and musician, dies at 86
  • 2013-07-24 Nikos Mamangakis, Greek classical and electronic music composer, dies at 84
  • 2017-01-11 José Vicente Asuar, Chilean electronic music composer, dies at 83
  • 2019-11-29 Ruth Anderson, American flutist, classical and electronic music composer (I Come Out of Your Sleep), dies at 91 [1] [2]