Vintage electronic music

Our Department has not forgotten the pioneering golden age of electronic and computer music which still represent important historical and artistic references. We still retain the vintage technology we operated in past decades for the benefit of those students and researchers who want to explore some ‘retro’ techniques and styles.

Key facts

  • Fairlight CMI Series II-X (upgraded to SD card storage)
  • Ems Synthi analogue voltage-controlled synthesiser
  • Theremin
  • Analogue tape machines
  • Yamaha DX7-II keyboard-synthesiser

 Fairlight Concert

Kate Bush and the Fairlight CMI