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Technology of Music - Music from the Future

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Full house for the Eric Ross Avant Ensemble's Music from the Future

In 1954 as a young adult, Robert Moog offered a DIY theremin kit - a wonderful irony of a hands-on project to build an instrument that is played with hands-off.

Sixty years later, a wintry weather mix did not folks from state-of-the-art tonalities performed with a mix of theremins, Moog synthesizers, Electronic WInd Instrument, waterphone, and more familiar saxophone, lute, guitar, and bass.

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The concert featured three thereminists, two Moog synthesizers, one lute, and more.

  • Eric Ross, theremin, & his Avant Ensemble
  • Trevor Pinch, Moog synthesizers
  • Peter Rothbart, EWI
  • John Snyder, theremin
  • Jason Smeltzer, theremin
  • Eric J. Roth, lute & guitars
  • Joseph Perkins, bass

Eric Ross will be presenting his most recent theremin composition - Legends of Orpheus (Op. 62).  Trevor Pinch, Cornell Professor of Science and Technology Studies by day, electronic musician by night, is the author of Analog Days: The invention and impact of the Moog Synthesizer (2004).

Open seating.  Tickets may be purchased at the event or in advance  Here.

The TechWorks! Workshop is handicapped accessible (north Event Entrance), with plenty of parking by the railroad trestles.  After the concert, vintage simulators and IBM computers will be in action until 5 PM.

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