Tracing the development of the Moog synthesizer from its initial conception to its ascension to stardom in 'Switched-on Bach', this text conveys the consequences of a technology that would provide the soundtrack for a chapter in cultural history.
Trevor Pinch is Professor and Chairperson of Science and Technology Studies, Cornell University. Frank Trocco is Assistant Professor of Adult Baccalaureate Studies, Lesley University.
Foreword by Robert Moog Preface Introduction: Sculpting Sound 1. Subterranean Homesick Blues 2. Buchla's Box 3. Shaping the Synthesizer 4. The Funky Factory in Trumansburg 5. Haight-Asbury's Psychedelic Sound 6. An Odd Couple in the Summer of Love 7. Switched-On Bach 8. In Love with a Machine 9. Music of My Mind 10. Live! 11. Hard-Wired-the Minimoog 12. Inventing the Market 13. Close Encounters with the ARP 14. From Daleks to the Dark Side of the Moon Conclusion: Performance Discography Sources Notes Glossary Index