Electronic music/electroacoustic music, composers

Electronic music/electro-acoustic music, a guide to websites

Subject categories on this page
  1. Famous composers of electronic music


Canadian Electroacoustic Community (CEC).

Center for New Music and Audio Technologies at UC Berkeley.

Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics, Stanford University.

Composers of electronic music (see below)


The Digital Music Archive
Promoting Electroacoustic Music and Electronic Music


Electrocd, France. 
Musique électroacoustique.

Electronic Musician
The online edition of Electronic Musician Magazine. Find reviews of home recording equipment, drum loops, audio samples and much more.

Electronic Music Foundation

Electroacoustic Music Studios, University of Birmingham.

Ensemble Modern
A professional ensemble of soloists specializing in new music, based in Frankfurt.


Indiana University
Center for Electronic and Computer Music (CECM)

Institut International de Musique Electroacoustique de Bourges

IRCAM. Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique/Musique, Paris, France 

Experimental electronic music center.


MediLab Europe,
based in Dublin, invents.invent the future” and adopt an interdisciplinary approach in researching the way new technologies can impact people’s lives and environments. Media Lab Europe has the vision to enhance the quality of life through research and education focused on a sustainable, human-centric design in technology, science, and the arts.

MIT Media Lab,
centered around abstracting electronic content from its traditional physical representations, helping to create now-familiar areas such as digital video and multimedia. The Media Lab is now leading to a growing focus on how electronic information overlaps with the everyday physical world. A collaboration between academia and industry.


The San Francisco Electronic Music Festival 

is a non-profit US organization of composers, performers, and teachers of electro-acoustic music representing every part of the country and virtually every musical style.

The Studio for Electro-Instrumental Music, an independent live electronic music centre exclusively dedicated to the performing arts. Steim promotes the idea that Touch is crucial in communicating with the new electronic performance art technologies.

Sonic Arts, Middlesex University, London.

UbuWeb MPs sound files.
Originally focusing on Sound Poetry proper, UbuWeb’s Sound section has grown to encompass all types of sound art, historical and contemporary. Beginning with pioneers such as Guillaume Apollinaire reading his “Calligrammes” in 1913, and proceeding to current practitioners such as Vito Acconci or Kristin Oppenheim, UbuWeb Sound surveys the entire 20th century and beyond. Categories include Dadaism, Futurism, early 20th century literary experiments, musique concrete, electronic music, Fluxus, Beat sound works, minimalist and process works.

Famous composers of electronic music *

Acconci, Vito

Vito Acconci. Sound files

Berio, Luciano

Luciano Berio
Wikipedia entry.
Centro Studi Luciano Berio
Luciano Berio’s Official Website
Luciano Berio
Biography and works. UE
The Living Composers Project, “Luciano Berio” biography and list of works.
Luciano Berio
by Joseph Stevenson
Obituaries: “Luciano Berio, 77, Composer of Mind and Heart, Dies”, New York Times.
Luciano Berio’s vocal music at the Avant Garde Project
FLAC files made from high-quality LP transcriptions available for free download.
Luciano Berio’s instrumental music at the Avant Garde Project.
FLAC files made from high-quality LP transcriptions available for free download.

Boulez, Pierre

Perre Boulez
Excerpts from sound archives of Boulez’s works.
A biography of Pierre Boulez, from 
Pierre Boulez. Wikipedia entry.

Derbyshire, Delia

Delia Derbyshire. Wikipedia entry.
Delia Derbyshire.org
Times article on recently found tapes.
BBC 2. Lost tapes of the Doctor Who composer.

Nono, Luigi

Luigi Nono. Wikipedia
Fondazione Archivio Luigi Nono | Fondazione Archivio Luigi Nono
The Luigi Nono Archive was established in 1993 through the efforts of Nuria Schoenberg Nono for the purpose of housing and conserving the Luigi Nono legacy.
Luigi Nono
Luigi Nono

Schaeffer, Pierre

Pierre Schaeffer. Wikipedia
Pierre Scaeffer
Médiathèque de l’Ircam
Pierre Schaeffer.com
Official website
Les Machines à Communiquer
Unofficial website by French historian Elizabeth Antebiel (French)
Pierre Schaeffer
The Electronic Music Foundation
Pierre Schaeffer

Stockhousen, Karlheinz

Karlheinz Stockhausen.
Official site of the Stockhausen Foundation
Karlheinz Stockhausen. Wikipedia
A guide to Karlheinz Stockhausen’s music. The Guardian

Takemitsu, Toru

Toru Takemits. Wikipedia
Toru Takemitsu, Toru. Schott Music Profile

Varèse, Edgard

Edgard Varese
Wikipedia entry.
Edgard Varèse BBC profile.
Excerpts from sound archives
Edgard Varèse: in wait for the future. The Guardian
Edgard Varèse. Britannica.com

Xenakis, Iannis

 Iannis Xenakis