In this episode of Dubspot’s Wireless interview series, influential composer and electronic music pioneer Morton Subotnick invites Dubspot instructor Raz Mesinai a.k.a Badawi to his studio for an interview. Their discussion ranges from the innovations and rapid acceleration of music technology over the last sixty years to developing an iOS app that presents a new way for kids to create music.
Morton Subotnick is best known for his now classic 1967 composition Silver Apples of The Moon, which was one of the first electronic works commissioned by a record company. NYC label Nonesuch Records (familiar to many world music fans for their Nonesuch Explorer series of recordings from around the world) licensed the piece at a time when electronic music was not recognized as a serious art form. Today, Morton Subotnick continues to compose, tour, and work on interactive electronics and multimedia projects. He recently developed the new instrument Pitch Painter for the iPad. Catch Morton Subotnick at Moogfest 2012 performing “From Silver Apples to a Sky of Cloudless Sulfur” kicking off October 26, 2012 – today!