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Two Early Electronic Works by Howard Moscovitz

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Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 16 min
Event Type: Music  

Two works of electronic music by Howard S. Moscovitz, composed no later than 1973. Moscovitz first became involved with electronic music in the late 1960s, when he began experimenting with using short wave radio as a source for his tape pieces. He went on to receive a Bachelors of Music degree in 1970 at Jacksonville University, where he got to work with a Moog Synthesizer, before continuing his studies at Mills College, where he studied with Robert Ashley and received a Masters of Fine Arts in 1972. Moscovitz interest in electronic music included actually building his own instruments, many of which are now sought out by collectors. Despite a second career as an electrical engineer, which saw him working at Bell Labs developing the first Digital Signal Processor chip, Moscovitz has continued to compose and perform, and has won several awards for his music, including the Elizabeth Crowley Mills Award for Excellence in Music Composition. This program includes two fairly early works which are somewhat typical of the type of electronic sounds then available to a young composer in the early 1970s. Yet despite these technical limitations the music is textured and carefully constructed and never boring or difficult to listen to.

Musical Selections:  Extensions II (9:15) -- Period 17 (6:20)
Genre:  Electro-Acoustic / Electronic
Subject:  Electronic music
People:  Moscovitz, Howard S.
Recording Date:  na
 
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