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Electronic music is often viewed as a musical genre that stands separate from other genres. However, since the invention of the Telharmonium, electronic instruments have been integrated into various styles of music as well as our lives in general. Learn about the early development of electronic music with Thom Holmes, as he explains his collection of electronic music that spans from 1930–1985, electronic instruments, tape composition, and Motown’s neglected Moog synthesizer.
In 2004, Switched On met 70-year-old synthesizer guru Dr. Bob Moog - the inventor of the trademark Moog synthesizer now enjoying a cult revival.
In Part 1, we discuss his instruments which electrified the sound of popular music in the 60s and 70s, his philosophies of sound synthesis, and his musical life journey which included working with Raymond Scott and Wendy Carlos. Features interviews with Jean-Jacques Perrey, Gershon Kingsley, and Keith Emerson.
Produced, narrated and edited by Bruce Woolley. Keither Emerson and Gershon Kingsley interview by Bruce Woolley. Bob Moog and Jean-Jacques Perrey interview by a girl called HYPNOTIQUE.
This special 45 minute edition examines the leviathan synthesizer introduced by RCA engineers in 1955, and features electronic sounds created only with the Mark 1 and 2 machines. Included are tracks composed by Otto Leuning, Vladimir Ussachevsky, Milton Babbitt and Charles Wuorinen.