Latin American NIMEs: Electronic Musical Instruments and Experimental Sound Devices in the Twentieth Century

Lerner, Martin Matus

Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression

During the twentieth century several Latin American nations (such as Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Cuba and Mexico) have originated relevant antecedents in the NIME field. Their innovative authors have interrelated musical composition, lutherie, electronics and computing. This paper provides a panoramic view of their original electronic instruments and experimental sound practices, as well as a perspective of them regarding other inventions around the World.