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The Pioneers of Electronic Music Instruments


Don Buchla invented one of the first modular synthesizers. Roger Linn designed the first MPC; a staple of modern beat production. Tom Oberheim founded four electronic instrument companies. Dave Smith founded Sequential Circuits and played a key role in the development of the MIDI protocol. David Borden is one of the earliest composers of electronic music. All will be sharing their histories and discussing the inspirations for the inventions that changed the course of music.

Thursday 4.24

2:00 PM - 3:00PM An Afternoon With Tom Oberheim
3:30 PM - 4:30PM A History of Mother Mallard's Portable Masterpiece Co

Friday 4.25

2:00 PM - 3:00PM LinnStrument and the new revolution in multidimensional music controllers
3:30 PM - 4:30PM Dave Smith discusses 40 years of synth design, with demonstrations and Q&A

Saturday 4.26

2:00 PM - 3:00PM Don Buchla "Drop By Drop" live performance
3:30 PM - 4:30PM Roger Linn, Dave Smith, and the Tempest Analog Drum Machine.

Sunday 4.27

1:00 PM - 2:00PM Next Level Mobile Synthesis vs Future Forward Controllers With Geert Bevin
Thu 4.24
Masonic Temple - Downstairs
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (Borden) 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM (Oberheim)
Fri 4.25
Masonic Temple - Downstairs
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (Linn) 3:30PM - 4:30 PM (Smith)
Sat 4.26
Masonic Temple - Downstairs
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (Buchla) 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM (Smith + Linn)
Sun 4.27
Masonic Temple - Downstairs
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Geert Bevin