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In the Moog: Understanding How the Electronic Music Synthesizer Became a New Instrument
February 26, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Trevor Pinch is the Goldwin Smith Professor of Science and Technology Studies and Professor of Sociology at Cornell University. He holds degrees in physics and sociology. He has authored many books and numerous articles on aspects of the sociology of science, the sociology of technology, the sociology of economics, and sound studies. His books include Analog Days: The Invention and Impact of the Moog Synthesizer and he is co-editor of the Oxford Handbook of Sound Studies. He is also a musician playing ancient synthesizers with The Electric Golem, The Eric Ross Ensemble, and the Atomic Forces.
Pinch will give a lecture entitled “In the Moog: Understanding How the Electronic Music Synthesizer Became a New Instrument” on February 26 in Skinner Hall as a part of the first CAAD Sonic Cyborg residency.