Google Doodle celebrates the 66th anniversary of the Studio for Electronic Music

The Doodle has been designed by a Berlin based artist, Henning Wagenbreth.

Today's Google Doodle celebrates the 66th anniversary of the Studio of Electronic Music, considered to be the first modern music studio. On 18 October, 1951, the General Manager of the West German Broadcasting facility greenlit the studio based on a tape-recorded broadcast about electronic music. It was here that the well-loved genre was born, with the first electronically synthesised sounds. The Doodle has been designed by a Berlin-based artist, Henning Wagenbreth.

Google Doodle celebrates the 66th anniversary of the Studio for Electronic Music

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Composers Werner Meyer-Eppler, Robert Beyer, and Herbert Eimert had been showing interest in electronic music since the 1920s, and moved from brainstorming the technical possibilities to actually implementing their vision.

Artists at the studio came up with innovative beats, used the latest and experimental electronic music instruments, and innovated in technical composition. The studio became a haven for innovative electronic musicians and producers from around the world, and continued to provide breakthroughs till the year 2000.

German artists continue to be at the forefront of the electronic music scene, especially when it comes to minimal electronic music. Several popular modern genres of electronic music originated in Germany, including digital hardcore, trance, krautrock.

Since the first compositions from synthesised sounds, electronic music has evolved with the introduction of modern techniques and approaches, including DJing and remixing. The reach of the Doodle is limited, appearing in only some European countries, the Asia Pacific region, and India.

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