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Analog Days The Invention and Impact of the Moog Synthesizer

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ISBN-10: 0674016173

ISBN-13: 9780674016170

Edition: 2002

Authors: Trevor Pinch, Frank Trocco

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Though ubiquitous today, available as a single microchip and found in any electronic device requiring sound, the synthesizer when it first appeared was truly revolutionary. Something radically new--an extraordinary rarity in musical culture--it was an instrument that used a genuinely new source of sound: electronics. How this came to be--how an engineering student at Cornell and an avant-garde musician working out of a storefront in California set this revolution in motion--is the story told for the first time in Analog Days, a book that explores the invention of the synthesizer and its impact on popular culture. The authors take us back to the heady days of the 1960s and early 1970s,…    
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Book details

List price: $30.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 11/15/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 7.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.90" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Frank Trocco is Assistant Professor of Adult Baccalaureate Studies, Lesley University.

Introduction: Sculpting Sound
Subterranean Homesick Blues
Buchla's Box
Shaping the Synthesizer
The Funky Factory in Trumansburg
Haight-Ashbury's Psychedelic Sound
An Odd Couple in the Summer of Love
Switched-On Bach
In Love with a Machine
Music of My Mind
Hard-Wired--the Minimoog
Inventing the Market
Close Encounters with the ARP
From Daleks to the Dark Side of the Moon
Conclusion: Performance
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