Explore electronic music history with Music, Makers & Machines
Google’s new permanent virtual exhibition traces the roots of modern music culture.
A new digital exhibition hosted by Google Arts & Culture tells the history of electronic music. The permanent Music, Makers & Machines exhibition has been produced by more than 50 international cultural partners from 15 countries, including archive photos and film, 360-degree tours, interactive elements and more.
Topics include the roots of electronic instruments such as the 1890s Telharmonium, early electronic music pioneers including Alexandra Stepanoff (pictured above), through to modern club culture and music technology. Elsewhere, the interactive AR Synth area, “an online experiment powered by augmented reality and 3D modelling”, allows you to play with five classic synths from the collection of the Swiss Museum for Electronic Music Instruments.
You can access Music, Makers & Machines online now, or via the Google Arts & Culture App.