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Ode To Gravity:
Introducing the Buchla 700

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Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 60 min
Event Type: Interview and Music Program Origin: KPFA

In a program recorded on March 21, 1988, Donald Buchla's newest synthesizer, the 700, is introduced to the San Francisco community at a gathering held at the Sake Factory. Charles Amirkhanian interviews the inventor as well as numerous local composers about their experiences with Buchla's creations while we hear in the background people trying out the newest version.

Musical Selections:  [The Buchla 700 Song] / Barbara Golden -- [unidentified keyboard piece] -- Air 8 / Donald Buchla & William Winant -- [unidentified keyboard piece] -- [unidentified polka] / Flaco Jimenez -- Red River Rock / Johnny and the Hurricanes
Performers:  George Tingley, keyboard (keyboard pieces)
Karl Sevareid, bass guitar (polka ; Red)
Jim Pugh, keyboards (polka ; Red)
Genre:  Electro-Acoustic / Electronic
Subject:  Buchla, Donald; Synthesizer (Musical instrument); Buchla 700; Electronic music; Improvisation (Music); Musical instrument makers; Sampling (Sound)
People:  Amirkhanian, Charles; Buchla, Donald; George Tingley ; Winant, William ; Strange, Allan; Grierson, Ralph, 1942-; Merryfield, Roxanne; Sevareid, Karl ; Pugh, Jim
Recording Date:  3/21/1988
First Broadcast Date:  3/21/1988
 
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