Electronic music, natural sounds...

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Electronic musicians and producers take their signature ambient and techno sounds down new routes, experimenting with acoustic instrumentation.

From data and computer artist Ryoji Ikeda presenting a new piece written for percussionists, to Tim Hecker performing with a traditional Japanese Gagaku ensemble and Pan Daijing exploring the use of voice, musicians from the forefront of experimental electronic music defy expectations and push the boundaries of their performance.

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Listen: Electronic Music on Spotify

Follow our regularly updated Electronic Music playlist for a sample of the music you'll hear across our programme. 

Long read: Japanese Pioneers

Tokyo-based journalist Ian F Martin looks back through the decades to see who was responsible for the genre-defining music emerging from the Japanese underground scenes over the past 40 years.

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Podcast: Ode to Joysticks - Episode 1

Take it up a level and explore video game music and its adventure from consoles to concert halls and beyond. Listen to a brief history of computer game composition with a professor, a doctor and one of the people behind the music on the Commodore 64.