Capstone Project (Campus-Only Access)
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Music & Performing Arts
With disco losing its popularity at the end of the 1970s, DJs were left without a sound to keep dance floors full. In Chicago it was this situation that lead to the creation of house music. The purpose of this paper is to provide a historical background of house music as a genre and highlight how contemporary artist differ from pioneering artists by their ways of music production. In doing so, I explore how emerging technologies of the time, like drum machines, polyphonic synths and digital audio workstations, redefined the conventions of the genre and in turn created numerous sub-genres along the way.
Avila, Brandon, "The History and Development of House Music as a Genre" (2018). Capstone Projects and Master's Theses. 308.