Women and Electronic Music: It’s Not Just Dudes

People all-too-commonly imagine that electronic music is dominated entirely by men, when it simply isn’t the case. While the world of electronic music is certainly heavily tilted to the male side, part of the problem is that women too often get less attention, less credit, less PR, and less widespread dissemination of their music — listeners are biased, in other words. Our friends at Cynthia have a huge list of major female composers and musicians: Girls on Synth [Cyndustries.com] And yes, among the various names is Cyndustries’ own Cynthia Webster (pictured) — it all began with a high school purchase …

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Moogmusic.com: Remembering Bob Moog; Moog Foundation Established

From our friends at Moog Music, an update. In short: there will not be a public memorial, but The Bob Moog Foundation will help advance the cause of electronic music. ASHEVILLE, N.C. — August 21, 2005 — Bob died this afternoon at his home in Asheville, N.C. He was 71. Bob was diagnosed with brain cancer (glioblastoma multiforme or GBM) in late April 2005. He had received both radiation treatment and chemotherapy to help combat the disease. He is survived by his wife, Ileana, his five children, Laura Moog Lanier, Matthew Moog, Michelle Moog-Koussa, Renee Moog, and Miranda Richmond; and …

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Remembering Bob Moog

Previously on CDM: A Bob Moog Timeline How to use a Moog Modular Bob Moog as movie star and action figure Inside a Minimoog Voyager Moog “Analog Silence” April Fool’s Voyager Rack Mount Edition CDM’s Moog Voyager ringtone More reflections through the week; please send yours, too. Jason at ThereminWorld talks about being invited to the Moog Music factory by Bob, and other memories.

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Remembering Bob Moog: Words and Videos

Thousands of musicians and colleagues around the world continue to remember Bob Moog today. As I observed today on Gizmodo, it’s hard to find a picture of Bob alone. He’s always got a smile from ear to ear, and a musician or colleague (or two or three) in his arms.Music technology writer colleagues of mine are all wondering what shows like AES here in New York this October will be like without his presence. Public relations veteran Marsha Vdovin recalls how surprised she was when she saw the “father of synthesis” busily helping set up the Moog booth at a …

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Remembering Bob Moog: Composer Richard Lainhart [Updated]

Composer, author, and filmmaker Richard Lainhart (award-winning, internationally performed composer who has worked with the likes of Steve Reich and John Cage) writes CDM with memories of Bob Moog: I first met Bob Moog around 1973, when I was attending the State University of New York at Albany and studying electronic music and composition with Joel Chadabe. Joel was good friends with Bob, and with his help, had assembled one of the largest Moog modular systems in the world at the time – a system on which I spent thousands of hours. Bob designed many custom modules and components for …

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Send Best Wishes to Bob Moog

As reported here previously, Dr. Robert Moog, synthesis pioneer, musician, and instrument builder, has been ill for the past months. A brain tumor is keeping him bed-ridden. The CaringBridge guestbook that had been temporarily closed to public access is now public again: CaringBridge – Bob Moog Matt Moog is sending regular journal entries updating readers on Bob Moog’s condition as he undergoes treatment. Matt writes that “The growth in the number of visits to this site is staggering. I am so heartened by the thought of all that positive energy flowing toward Bob, sending healing to him.” If you have …

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Past, Present, Future of Game Music: Sony’s Bajakian

Cris from plasq writes us with a link to a fascinating interview featuring Clint Bajakian, Senior Music Supervisor for Sony Computer Entertainment of America. Winner of 2003 Game Audio Network Guild awards for Best Interactive Score and Music of the Year , Clint has been doing audio in the game industry for over 13 years. (Ed: Apple did a great profile of Clint, too. -PK) Clint covers a brief history of game audio in the interview, beginning with the built-in PC speaker all the way through to current 5.1 desktop surround systems. (read more)

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MPC and Drum Machine Pioneer Roger Linn on Podcast

Behold the instrument-designing prowess of Roger Linn. You can check out his resume at the museum page of his site, but to make a long story short, it ranges from ground-breaking sampled drum machines to the legendary MPC sampler series from Akai. Without Roger, hip-hop as we know it would probably never have happened. Fortunately, the man isn’t becoming a museum piece. With new AdrenaLinn gear and the Black Box guitar/drum box for M-Audio, the dude is going strong. Our friends over at the Fake Lab Report podcast sit down with Roger in the latest edition of their digital music-centric …

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Electric Violins, IBM Mainframes, and Playboy

Pop quiz: what instrument by pioneering “father of digital audio” (or, if you’d rather, “great-grandfather of Techno”) Max Mathews was featured on the cover of Playboy Magazine? If you guessed the IBM 704 mainframe, the computer on which Mathews generated the first computer music the world ever heard, you’d be — wrong! Would that we were so lucky. I’m sure you hard-core geeks can imagine your favorite woman or man sprawled over those . . . crisp lines . . . cold, slab surfaces . . . humming away . . . see the 704 photos here and here. The …

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