American composer John Charles Eaton (March 30, 1935 – December 2, 2015 ) has died. Eaton is best known for his operatic works, but also composed for electronic instruments and also collaborated with instrument designers on some pioneering instruments, including the Eaton-Moog Multi-Touch Sensitive (MTS) keyboard – a precursor to today’s Multidimensional Polyphonic Expression (MPE) MIDI controllers.
On January 23rd at 7 p.m., the Museum of Making Music will present an evening of music and conversation in a special multi-media performance combining live music, discussion, and video presentation by two renown American electronic music pioneers, composers, and synthesists Dr. Herb Deutsch (Hofstra University) and Dr. John Eaton (University of Chicago). The program… Read More Synth Pioneers Bring Moog Innovations to Life On January 23
The Bob Moog Foundation has been awarded an “Archiving and Preservation Planning Grant” from the GRAMMY Foundation to assess the preservation needs of the over 300 reel-to-reel tapes in Bob’s archives. These tapes include seminal works in synthesis from the mid-60s to the late 70s, such as works from Herb Deutsch, Wendy Carlos, Larry Fast,… Read More Bob Moog Foundation Awarded Grammy Grant