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Friday, May 20 • 4:15pm - 7:10pm
Performance: Celebrating the Work of Don Buchla

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Celebrate Donald Buchla’s amazing legacy with the synth-legend musicians he inspired. Alessandro Cortini, Morton Subotnik, Richard Smith, Sarah Davachi, and Suzanne Ciani play together to honor the man.
Additionally, a selection of Richard Smith's collection of Don Buchla instruments and memorabilia – the most complete collection ever assembled – is on view daily during Moogfest in the Durham Arts Council Foyer.


Talent
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Suzanne Ciani

While the union of classical music and more popular sensibilities often produces works of massive scale and operatic aspirations, Suzanne Ciani has across decades and innumerable platforms mined the genius latent in the incidental, the occasional, and the ephemeral. Born in Italy... Read More →
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Alessandro Cortini

Italian-born composer and performer Alessandro Cortini is a musical voyager. Having spent considerable time performing lead electronics in addition to revisiting his initial instrumental forays in guitar for Nine Inch Nails and How to Destroy Angels, as well as continuing a solo project... Read More →
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Sarah Davachi

As a composer of electronic and electroacoustic music, Davachi engages in practices of analog synthesis, psychoacoustic manipulations, and studio composition. Her work focuses on the experience of enveloped sonic dwelling, often utilizing extended durations, gradual transformations... Read More →
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Richard Smith

Richard Smith is an electronics technician and musician with over fifteen years of experience in the restoration of historic high-end systems by Buchla, Moog, ARP, and EMS. His clients include some of the most influential electronic artists of the last fifty years, musicians such... Read More →
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Morton Subotnick

Morton Subtonic is a pioneer in the development of electronic music and an innovator in works involving instruments and other media, including interactive computer music systems. The work which brought him celebrity was “Silver Apples of the moon,” [1966-7] commissioned by Nonesuch... Read More →

Program Themes
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Instrument Innovators

Since the first humans stood upright, people have been compelled to make sounds and compose them into rhythm and song. Humanity progresses, societies evolve, and expressions, representations, and tastes shift wildly, but the drive to make tools that produce music has, and will... Read More →



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