Morton Subotnick

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Morton Subotnick (born April 14, 1933, in Los Angeles, California) is an American composer of electronic music, best known for his Silver Apples of the Moon, the first electronic work commissioned by a record company, Nonesuch. He was one of the founding members of California Institute of the Arts, where he taught for many years.

Subotnick has worked extensively with interactive electronics and multi-media, co-founding the San Francisco Tape Music Center with Ramon Sender, and often collaborating with his wife Joan La Barbara. Morton Subotnick is one of the pioneers in the development of electronic music and multi-media performance and an innovator in works involving instruments and other media, including interactive computer music systems. Most of his music calls for a computer part, or live electronic processing; his oeuvre utilizes many of the important technological breakthroughs in the history of the genre.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1967 Silver Apples of the Moon Morton Subotnick 1
1968 The Wild Bull Morton Subotnick 1
1969 Touch Morton Subotnick 1
1971 Sidewinder Morton Subotnick 1
1974 4 Butterflies Morton Subotnick 1
1980 A Sky of Cloudless Sulphur / After the Butterfly Morton Subotnick 1
1986 The Key to Songs / Return Morton Subotnick 1
1997 And the Butterflies Begin to Sing Morton Subotnick 1
2001 Volume 1: Electronic Works Morton Subotnick 1
2011 Volume 3: Electronic Works Morton Subotnick; Morton Subotnick, Miguel Frasconi, SUE-C 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2004 Volume 2: Electronic Works: Sidewinder / Until Spring Morton Subotnick 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1994 Silver Apples of the Moon / The Wild Bull Morton Subotnick 1

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