Occasionally, someone will ask me where they can learn more about electronic and experimental music. While a Google search is a great place to start, here are some focused favorites to start your journey.
NEEMfest.org – Formerly the electro-music.com annual gathering in the Northeast, in 2017 the name changed to NEEMfest and was moved to the Center for the Arts in Homer, NY.
Electro-music.com – Radio programs, discussion forums, live events
Electrozone – Ithaca, NY group that puts on some great electro events.
Event Horizon Concert Series – The Event Horizon concert series is a Philadelphia, PA based concert series featuring Ambient, Electronic, Experimental and Space Music. It is held at The Rotunda on the University of Pennsylvania campus in West Philadelphia. (4014 Walnut Street.)
Cosmic Crossings – The Cosmic Crossings concerts are a series of electronic music events being held at the Unitarian Universalist Church at Washington Crossing (aka UUCWC.) Tickets for each show are $10, with all proceeds to benefit the UUCWC, which has kindly provided the venue for the series. Each concert showcases live performances by electronic musicians and bands from all over the world, playing ambient, experimental, and space music, accompanied by unique lighting and multimedia visual effects.
National Electronics Museum – Hosts an annual electronica music event in November.
120 Years – The history of electronic music from 1800 to 2015
Encyclotronic – Electronic Music Archive
The History of Electronic Music in 476 Tracks 1937-2001
Greatest Electronic Albums of the 1950s and 1960s
Moog Foundation Archives – There’s much more to electronic music than Bob Moog, but this is a great resource.
Buchla.com – Dedicated to innovator Don Buchla.
Muffwiggler – Forums, discussion.
Handmade Electronic Music – Nicolas Collins gives a great introduction to the world of creating your own noisemakers. Also visit his site.
Music from Outerspace – Analog synth DIY site developed by Ray Wilson.
Radio Spiral – Streaming radio for electro of many genres.
Star’s End – Ambient radio, with many links to the community.
Soma-FM – Radio shows, articles and more.
Hearts of Space – The program that started it all for many of us!
Echoes – Music for the chillout of the night. Another seminal program that continues to inspire.