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Eaton Up the Synthesizer

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Friday, June 11, 2004

In 1954, a Queens teenager named Robert Moog started selling homemade electronic musical instruments; within a decade he had invented the Moog synthesizer, a bulky analogue synthesizer that became a revolutionizing force in popular music (most famously heard on the 1968 album Walter Carlos “Switched-On-Bach”). He is still making electronic musical instruments as the head of Moog Music, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. He joins us today along with Robert Eaton, who has received international recognition in his own right as a composer of electronic music, often written specifically for Moog’s inventions.
Additional Resources:
» Moog Music Web site
» John Eaton biography

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