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Think of a Sound - Now Make It: A history of the Electronic Music Studios

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Grainger Museum

Royal Parade

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Parkville, VIC 3052

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In this talk James Gardner will discuss the origins, instruments, and Australian links of Electronic Music Studios (London) Ltd., many of whose synthesizers are featured in the ’Synthesizers: Sound of the Future’ exhibition. He will also contextualise the electronic music of the late 1960s and early 1970s and demonstrate how the role of synthesizers and electronic music during this period was still being negotiated. Given Percy Grainger’s optimism for ‘Free Music’ and electronic instruments, he himself might have come up with one of EMS’s famous slogans: ‘Think of a sound…now make it.”

This free public program accompanies the exhibition Synthesizers: Sound of the Future (20 April - 9 September).

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