MATRIXSYNTH: Mort Garson and Moog Music

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Mort Garson and Moog Music

Interesting bit of synth history today via @moogmusicinc

"Composer, arranger, songwriter, and pioneer of electronic music Mort Garson was born on this day in 1924."

"Mort Garson first encountered Bob Moog and the Moog synthesizer during the 1967 AES Convention in LA as Bob was demonstrating his futuristic innovation. Mort quickly developed an affinity for the instrument and its application to his growing interest in avant-garde arrangements."

"Soon after, he purchased his own Moog synthesizer—one of the first ever made.

Over the next decade, the composer used his Moog synthesizer on countless jingles, television programs, commercials, and film scores, including music for the televised 1969 Apollo 11 moon landing."

"Join us in celebrating Mort Garson today with “An Ode to Plantasia: For Mort Garson and the People Who Love Him,” a series of ambient modular explorations performed by electronic artist Patricia:" [previously posted here]

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