It is a way of communication between a composer and a listener, using a wide range of electronic instruments generating sounds, which are not possible to generate outside electronic-acoustic sphere.
It is unusual music not only because the used instruments are the source of sounds from the outside of the traditional palette. The uniqueness of pieces of music depends on the personality of composers, their experiences, temperament, intimate experiences of the world. The usage of new technologies especially makes electronic music a part of civilisation progress. Digitalisation of emotions seems to be friendly towards nature. Primarily because of that the interest in synthesizer and computer composing usually goes beyond the general participation Jerzy Kordowicz (electronic music supporter, long term co-worker of Polish Radio, Programme 3).
The idea of electronic music includes many kinds of music, for example: experimental, musique concrete, tape, live electronic, electronic rock etc. Because of the permanent technological development new kinds of music come into existence whereas some of them are only part of the history.
This kind of music came into being thanks both to composers (including John Cage, Wendy Carlos, Pierre Schaeffer) and inventors of devices which enabled to build synthesizers (Graham Bell, Thomas Edison, Laurens Hammond, Robert Moog and other).
At the beginning the pieces of electronic music were known among few people, because it was rarely heard outside experimental studios or avant-garde artistic events. Eventually composers started to publish electronic music like other kinds of music. One of the crucial moments was publishing of Switched-on Bach by Wendy Calros, which took place in 1968 thanks to Columbia Record Company.
Electronic music became widespread in the seventies thanks to artists such as Jean Michel Jarre, Klaus Schulze, Mike Oldfield, and Tangerine Dream group, and in Poland: Marek Bilinski and the El-Division group (the eighties).
As mentioned above electronic music consists of wide range of musical genres. Pieces of music are characterised by stylistic diversity, which makes impossible to group them in specific styles in the traditional way. They are usually classified for the sake of their level of specialisation. The pieces of music, which are easy in reception, are rated among popular music or middle music. The pieces which demand concentration are rated as so called hard electronic.
Regardless of the artistic sphere electronic music finds application in many kinds of the media: radio, TV, commercials, movies and theatre or multimedia presentations. In other words, it finds application where melody is a supplement to word transmission. It meets the illustrative role. Moreover, its positive influence is used in different branches of medicine - as a supporting therapeutic means.
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Bob Banks is associated with the music world since 1965 when he managed and booked local bands. Working with the concerts he has met and worked with a lot of performers. Headliner acts such a LeAnn Rimes, Toby Keith, Vince Gill, .38 Special, Heart and the infamous Pink Floyd at the Hampton Collessium (1982). He has worked with Whisper Concerts and he is affiliated with BTRAX Inc.
Bob Banks is a producer of albums: Digital Tales, Beside the Silence as well as four recordings for Elprojekt.
Primaly MB Productions studio works with the Performing Arts and has created sequences and special effects for shows like the Wizard of Oz, Annie, Phantom of the Opera etc. Custom accompaniment are created for vocalist. Backgrounds for presentations, speeches, magic shows, and even circus performances and parades have been created.
The studio equipment: LAN server with seven computers, Mackie 1604VLZ, Peavey/Cakewalk Studio Mix, Tascam DA20, Alesis ADAT, Six Alesis 3630 Compressor/Limiter, DBX 1046 Quad Compressor/Limiter, BBE 422A Maximizer, Alesis Midiverb 4, TC Finalizer. Wide range of microphones (from Shure to Rode), Audio Technica AT4033/AT4060, Antares ATR-1. Sound modules: Yamaha MU100R, MU50, Korg X5, X5DR, NS5R, Roland JV1010 with Orchestral add-on, Roland M-VS1 Vintage Synth, M-SE1 String Ensemble, M-BS1 Bass and Drums, Alesis DM-5 Drum Modules. Audio interfaces: Turtle Beach Maui, Monterey, Pinnacle Project Studio, Zefiro ZA2, EMU Audio Production System. Latest versions of software: Cakewalk Sonar, Steinberg Cubase, Sony Sound Forge and many, many more.