How A 17th C. Utopia Foresaw Electronic Music

Source: The Quietus.

The English statesman and philosopher Francis Bacon wrote his utopian tale New Atlantis at the very end of his life in the early 17th century. Three centuries later it was heralded by Daphne Oram and others as a prophecy of modern electronic music. In an exclusive extract from his introduction to a new edition of the book for Repeater Books, tQ’s books ed Robert Barry explains why