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The Hear and Now with guests Connie Field and Greg Scharpen on Don Buchla - March 14, 2013 at 10:00pm

The Hear and Now, for March 14, 2013 - 10:00pm

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The Hear and Now with guests Connie Field and Greg Scharpen on Don Buchla

Synthesizer inventor Don Buchla is the subject of a film-in-progress by Connie Field ("Have You Heard from Johannesburg," "The Life and Times of Rosie the Riveter") and Greg Scharpen. They'll talk with Derk Richardson about the project and its Kickstarter funding campaign, and play music made on Buchla's pioneering instruments (including pieces by Morton Subotnick and others).

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Playlist for this Program:

Show StartInterview with filmmakers Connie Field and Greg Scharpen about Don Buchlain the KPFA studio
Morton SubotnickdSilver Apples of the Moon, part 1OHM+ The Early Gurus of Electronic Music : 1948-1980Ellipsis Arts
TalkInterview with Connie Field and Greg Scharpen
Bob OstertagMotormouthEtudes for the 200e: A Compilation of Pieces by Users of the Buchla 200eBuchla and Associates
Nicole MitchellAwakeningAwakeningDelmark
Roscoe Mitchell and the Note FactoryThe Inside of a StarSong for my SisterPi Recordings
The WhoPure and EasyWho's NextMCA
Richard ThompsonStraight and NarrowElectricNew West
The MetersLook-Ka-Py-PyThe Very Best of the MetersRhino
Van Dyke ParksFDR in TrinidadDiscover AmericaWarner Bros
Stephen StillsBlack QueenCarry OnRhino
Stephen Stills and Jimi HendrixNo-Name JamCarry OnRhino
Jimi HendrixHear My Train A Comin'People, Hell and AngelsLegacy / Experience Hendrix
Ten Years AfterAs the Sun Still Burns AwayCricklewood GreenEMI
Roy BuchananThe Messiah Will Come AgainSweet Dreams: The AnthologyPolydor
Stomu Yamashta, Steve Winwood et al.Crossing the LineGoHip-O Select


This is a fantastic project

This is a fantastic project to document Buchla's importance to the future of creative music. However there should be many more important people recognized who have contributed to the development and recognition of the Buchla instruments. To name one person who is so far not mentioned, David Rosenboom, Dean of CalArts. To name an institution that helped developmentally, Northern Illinois University.
Much more research should be done before this documentary is completed and so far it is CA exclusive.

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