On ThisDay (May 23)…Happy Birthday, Robert Moog!

The inventor Robert Moog was born on this day in 1934. Retrieved from here. At fourteen, Moog built his first theremin. By the time he was thirty, his company released the first commercial synthesizer, which bears his name. Moog and his synthesizer gave a new tool to a whole generation of musical innovators across genres. … Continue reading On ThisDay (May 23)…Happy Birthday, Robert Moog!

On This Day (November 14)…Happy Birthday, Wendy Carlos!

You may not know her, but if you are a fan of the progressive rock of the 1970s, the synth-pop of the 1980s, the electronic dance-music of the 2000s or pretty much any music made by anyone with a keyboard, you owe her.Karla Peterson in a column about about Wendy Carlos. Retrieved from here. The … Continue reading On This Day (November 14)…Happy Birthday, Wendy Carlos!