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Hugh Davies article

Hugh Davies - Electronic Music Studios in Britain: Goldsmiths

This article appeared in Contact Issue #15 (Winter 1976/77), and was written by Hugh Davies, a former Director of the Stanley Glasser Electronic Music Studios at Goldsmiths. It traces the early development of the studio from its inception in 1967 - when it was known as the Electronic Music Workshop - through to 1976, including selected works composed in the studio, plus a list of studio equipment from the far off days of Hewlett-Packard sine-wave generators and VCS3 synthesizers.

It is reproduced here by permission of the author and also the former editors of Contact.

Many thanks to Hugh Davies, and to Christopher Fox (Department of Music, University of Huddersfield) and Keith Potter (Department of Music, Goldsmiths), both former editors of Contact.

Sound on Sound article

Electronic Music Studio, Goldsmiths, University of London (PDF download)

This article originally appeared in the February 1987 issue of Sound On Sound magazine.

"Goldsmiths College was the first higher education institution in this country to set up its own electronic music studio and offer a course. Current teaching staff David Burnand, Hugh Davies and Benedict Sarnaker explain how things were back in the Sixties and how the studio and courses have successfully advanced to cope with educational cut-backs and musical life in the Eighties."

It is reproduced here by the kind permission of Ian Gilby at Sound On Sound.

Studio report

Goldsmiths Electronic Music Studios: 40 Years (PDF download) written by Dr Michael Young, Dr John Drever, Dr Mick Grierson and Ian Stonehouse (2008).

2008 marked the 40th anniversary of the founding of the Electronic Music Studios (EMS) at Goldsmiths, University of London. This studio report was presented at the International Computer Music Conference 2008, held at SARC, Belfast.

Reproduced with permission from The Independent, Obituaries, 7 January 2005