Thom Holmes: Indexing the Moog Modular from 1967-1970

The Moog Modular 1967–1970: An Index* Tabulating Leading Indicators of Early Moog Influence I want to look back to four years that changed electronic music history. The years were 1967 to 1970, the first years during which Bob Moog’s Modular … Continued

Sun Ra & the Minimoog

Moog: A History in Recordings Jazz was one of the last major genres of music to embrace the synthesizer. What made it possible for synthesizers to finally thrive in jazz was portability—the availability of lightweight and easily transportable performance instruments. … Continued

Moog: A History in Recordings–Early Moog Jazz by Thom Holmes

Jazz Embraces the Moog Synthesizer By Thom Holmes Jazz was one of the last major genres of music to embrace the synthesizer. What made it possible for synthesizers to finally thrive in jazz was portability—the availability of portable performance instruments … Continued

Moog: A History in Recordings—Not a Moog

Not-a-Moog—Early Recordings Often Mistaken for a Moog (and Other Intriguing Cases) Last month, I offered a list of the very first ten commercial recordings to feature the Moog Modular Synthesizer. There are numerous other recordings from this same timeframe that … Continued

Moog: A History in Recordings by Thom Holmes

Guest blogger Thom Holmes explores how technology and musical artistry influence one another Some questions about electronic music are best answered historically. What qualities make electronic music inherently different than other music? Where did the idea originate to compose using … Continued