With Don Buchla and his partner Yannick

Synth Pioneers and Inventors

Two beautiful intimate concerts in recent days.

First was a private concert for synth pioneer Don Buchla at his home in Berkeley California. I first encountered his instruments in 1975 when I played a Buchla 200 at the Oberlin conservatory. Then over the years I played with his Lightening, his Thunder, and his 200e. Close fried, engineering genius, and unrepentant 1960s freak. Love him.

Then on to Seattle for a private concert for Randy Jones of Madrona Labs, the creator of the Buchla-inspired Aalto virtual synthesizer, which is my synthesizer of choice these days.

That is a lot of brain power and creativity between those two.

It was an honor.

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With Don Buchla and his partner Yannick

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In Seattle with Mats Meyerberg (maker of the world’s first digital audio editor about 30 years ago) and Randy Jones, inventor of the Aalto

 

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Buchla 200

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Aalto Virtual Synthesizer

 

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Playing for Randy Jones and friends in Seattle

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