Herb Deutsch on the birth of the Minimoog

October 14, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized 

“We were fortunate to have Herb Deutsch join us for Moog Fest 2010 in Asheville, North Carolina. In this video, Herb shares his thoughts on the events that led to the birth of the Minimoog.” Background: Deutsch had assembled a theremin based on Moog’s design in 1962 and in November, 1963 he introduced himself to Moog at a music-education conference in Rochester, NY. In 1964 Moog and Deutsch started investigating the possibilities of a new instrument to aid composers. Deutsch has been credited with the keyboard interface of the Moog. He composed the first piece ever for the Moog (“Jazz Images – A Worksong and Blues) and performed early Moog concerts at The Town Hall and The Museum of Modern Art in New York (1969’s Jazz in the Garden.

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