2 thoughts on “Gil Trythall’s Yakety Moog

  1. Gil was a great teacher as well. I was lucky enough to take an “electronic music for non-majors” class from him when I was at WWVU in 1978 (formerly, the university’s synthesizer – yes, just the one – was kept in a locked room and was only accessible is you were majoring in music theory, and only after three semesters of it at that).

    Gil brought in a couple of reel-to-reel machines, a sixteen-step analog sequencer, and a Micromoog, plus splicing tools, taught us the basics of how to use them, and then let the class have at it to make anything they wanted, the weirder the better. It was a fabulous experience and I feel tremendously lucky to have been one of his students.

    His brother Richard was also an electronic musician – Gil brought in a recording of his Omaggio a Jerry Lee Lewis as inspiration. Like I said, the wackier the better.

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