BLANCO, Juan

2001

Para una historia de la música electroacústica en Cuba (For a history of the electroacoustic music in Cuba)

Expanded version from the original text published in: Boletín del Laboratorio Nacional de Música Electroacústica #1 (January-February, 1992). Cuba.

Language(s): Spanish

Keyword(s):

Historical Electroacoustic Instruments Musicology of Electroacoustic Music [MEM]

Abstract:

This text is an introduction to Cuba’s electroacoustic music history.

The author discusses the early years of electroacoustic music in Cuba, the first generation of composers working with electroacoustic media in the island, his own works, and the process to create the Laboratorio Nacional de Música Electroacústica (National Electroacoustic Music Lab) where over 500 electroacoustic music works were produced. He also talks about the Estudio de Música Electroacústica y por Computadoras (Electroacoustic and Computer Music Studio).

Juan Blanco describes briefly the concept of the Multiórgano (Multiorgan), an antecedent of the Mellotron, he developed and patented in the early 40s.

Blanco has an extensive catalog of electroacoustic music works.

Abstract translation(s):

(Español)

BLANCO, Juan (2001). Para una historia de la música electroacústica en Cuba