Electronic music pioneer Morton Subotnick will speak in a Media Laboratory colloquium celebrating the release of Caipirinha Music's CD Early Modulations: Vintage Volts, an introspective look at the early pioneers of electronic music.
Mr. Subotnick will reveal details behind the creation of his 1967 masterpiece Silver Apples of the Moon, demonstrate his creative process and showcase his new compositions on Wednesday, Feb. 9 at 4:30pm in Bartos Theater.
Mr. Subotnick, co-chair of composition and co-director of the Center for Experiments in Art Information and Technology at the California Institute of the Arts, is an innovator in works involving instruments and other media. He was the first composer to be commissioned to write an electronic composition expressly for the phonograph medium, Silver Apples of the Moon (Nonesuch). This now-classic work and The Wild Bull (also an electronic commission for Nonesuch) have been choreographed by leading dance companies throughout the world and remain in permanent repertory.
For more information, call Chad Brustin at x3-3548.
A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on February 9, 2000.