Stimulating Music: The Pleasures and Dangers of "Electric Music," 1750-1900.

@article{Kennaway2011StimulatingMT,
  title={Stimulating Music: The Pleasures and Dangers of "Electric Music," 1750-1900.},
  author={James Kennaway},
  journal={Configurations},
  year={2011},
  volume={19 2},
  pages={191-211}
}
Far from being a purely modern idea, the notion of "electric music" was already common in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The shift in thinking about music from cosmic harmony to nervous stimulation made metaphors and speculative theories relating music and electricity irresistible. This essay considers the development of the idea of electric music… CONTINUE READING