University Electronic Music Collection Edit


08 MWalB01315A
Finding Aid Author
Edition Statement
Web finding aid moved to ArchivesSpace May 2020


  • Undated, 1960-1969 (Creation)


  • 10 Boxes (Whole)


  • General

    Date refers to date item was recorded.

  • General

    With funding from the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, Inc., the University Archives has preserved a collection of pioneering electronic music recordings. Culled from the Brandeis University Music School sound recording collection, the Electronic Music Collection is comprised of 72 musical performances that have been reformatted from reel-to-reel tape onto CD. Many of the works were recorded at the former Brandeis Electronic Music Studio and date from the early period of American electronic music (1958-1968). Prominent composers such as Alvin Lucier, Ernst Krenek, Luciano Berio, and John Cage were invited to the Brandeis campus to compose and perform their works. Many of the recordings are one of a kind or represent the only known copies of particular versions of compositions, because of the unique improvisional elements they contain.

  • Existence and Location of Copies

    Recordings from the Electronic Music Collection are available for listening through the Brandeis University Library's CD browsing collection and may be searched in the Brandeis University Library's online catalog by performance title or performer name.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Requests to reproduce or publish material from the collection should be directed to the Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department, Brandeis University.

  • Preferred Citation

    [Collection Name], Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department, Brandeis University