Don Buchla

Editor at Electronic Musician magazine and panelists

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Electronic Musician magazine and panelists

General Information

Employment History

Avant Garde Composer  - Kronos Quartet

Electronic Music Pioneer, Electronic Musicians, Music News  - NAMM Afterparty

Technical Director  - The Electric Circus

Education

degree  - Physics , U.C. Berkeley

degree  - physics , University of California , Berkeley

Affiliations

Founder  - Buchla

Advisory Board Member  - The Audities Foundation

Technical Director  - California Institute of the Arts

Co-Director of the Collective  - Artists Research

Founder  - Marimba Lumina

Web References  

Music Producers Guild - News - AES 125th Convention Wrap up 2008 ...

LUNCHTIME PANEL: THE EVOLUTION OF ELECTRONIC INSTRUMENT INTERFACES; PAST PRESENT, FUTURE: Moderator Gino Robair, editor of Electronic Musician magazine and panelists Don Buchla, Roger Linn, Tom Oberheim and Dave Smith pioneers in electronic/computer music instruments and members of the Dead President's Society.

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http://www.prosoundnews.com/publish/news/125th_AES_Amps_Up_Special_Events.shtml

Sunday, October 5, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.: LUNCHTIME PANEL: THE EVOLUTION OF ELECTRONIC INSTRUMENT INTERFACES; PAST, PRESENT, FUTURE --Moderator Gino Robair, editor of Electronic Musician magazine and panelists Don Buchla, Roger Linn, Tom Oberheim and Dave Smith pioneers in electronic/computer music instruments and members of the Dead President's Society.

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BEAM: About : Advisors

Don Buchla is widely regarded as one of the major pioneers in electronic musical instruments; Don constructed the first voltage-controlled synthesizer in 1964.
Since then, he has produced a variety of conceptually and technically advanced instruments, many of which are in use in university and private studios around the world. He has consulted for several instrument manufacturers, including CBS, Kimball Piano, Zeta Music, Yamaha International, Gibson Guitars, and E-Mu Systems. He has served as technical director of California Institute of the Arts, technical director of the Electric Symphony, co-director of the Artists' Research Collective. on has received grants from the Veterans' Administration (guidance devices for the blind), the Guggenheim Foundation (music languages), and the National Endowment for the Arts (composition). He recently received the prestigious 2002 SEAMUSLifetime Achievement Award "in recognition of his pioneering achievements and lifetime contribution to the art and craft of electro-acoustic music". Hundreds of his unique instruments continue to be in use and vintage Buchla synthesizers continue to be in strong demand. Don received a degree from UC Berkeley in Physics in 1960, and holds several patents in the fields of optics and musical instruments.

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