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Encyclopedie Gratuite en ligneet actualités musicalesBide et MusiqueJohn Peel's Record ArchiveThe History of Electronic Music in 476 Tracks (1937-2001)Photo of Karlheinz Stockhausen by Kathinka Pasveer via Wikimedia Commons You may hear the phrase “electronic music” and think of superstar dubstep DJs in funny helmets at beachside celebrity parties. Alternately, you may think of the mercurial compositions of Karlheinz Stockhausen, the musique concrete of Pierre Henry, or the otherworldly experimentalism of François Bayle. Spanning the years 1937-2001, the collection should especially appeal to those with an avant-garde or musicological bent. And yet, Ubuweb reposts this phenomenal collection with a disclaimer: “It’s a clearly flawed selection,” they write: There’s few women and almost no one working outside of the Western tradition (where are the Japanese? It’s a fair critique, though Barrios points out that the exclusions mostly have to do with “the way our society and the tradition this music represent works” (sic). Also, there's clearly much more to electronic music than either celebrity DJs or obscure avant-garde composers.