Gershon Kingsley

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Gershon Kingsley (born Götz Gustav Ksinski; 28 October 1922) a contemporary German-American composer, is a pioneer of electronic music and the Moog synthesizer and founder of the First Moog Quartet, as a partner in the electronic music duo Perrey and Kingsley, and writer of rock-inspired compositions for Jewish religious ceremonies.

Kingsley conducted and arranged many Broadway musicals, and composes for film and for television shows and commercials. Kingsley also composes classical chamber works and his most recent opera, Raoul, was premiered in Bremen in 2008. His compositions are eclectic and vary between avant-garde and pop styles. Kingsley is most famous for his influential electronic instrumental composition "Popcorn". His work garnered recognition with a Tony Award nomination for Best Conductor and Musical Director, two Clio Awards for his work in advertising, and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Bob Moog Foundation.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1969 Music to Moog By Gershon Kingsley 3
2005 God Is a Moog Gershon Kingsley 1
First Moog Quartet Gershon Kingsley 1
Switched-On Gershwin Leonid Hambro & Gershon Kingsley 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2001 The Out Sound From Way In! - The Complete Vanguard Recordings Jean-Jacques Perrey & Gershon Kingsley 1

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