1867-1934 Musician, composer, instrument maker He invented the Cahill Telharmonium/Dynamophone, the 200-ton, 60 feet long primitive ancestor to today's synthesizer. It triggered the birth of electronic music- The Italian Composer and intellectual Ferruccio Busoni inspired by the machine at the height of its popularity was moved to write his "Sketch of a New Aesthetic of Music" It inspired a new generation of electronic composers such as Edgard Varèse and Luigi Rusolo

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