Contemporary Music from Germany – History
Electroacoustic art music in Germany
Electroacoustic art music has largely gone its own way since the 1950s. Points of contact with pop music have remained the exception. In the institutional seclusion of the major studios, creative energy has not just been focussed on the works themselves, but also on research, experimentation and innovation. Unlike in pop music, which has always reacted rapidly and flexibly to new production techniques, it has usually taken years for technical innovations to become established in art music.