August 28 – Moog vogue


The Moog synthesizer is first heard by a small audience at the Moog plant.

The first Moog

1965 demo system

Four years later to the day, the synthesizer is heard by a large audience at a jazz concert in NYC’s Museum of Modern Art. Participating with Robert Moog is early synth collaborator (later Professor of EM at Hofstra) Herbert Deutsch. ▷Deutsch interview▹

Bob also created the modern linear ribbon controller, much easier to play than the theremin.

 ( Moog Foundation site ( Moog Archives fansite

See also: Switched-On Bach (1968), First Moog Quartet, Ondes Martenot