Remember all the music on all those Bugs Bunny cartoons when you were a kid? Yeah, that’s Raymond Scott. Oh, and he created some of the first electronic music ever heard.
From the Bob Moog Foundation website:
Marc Doty is a songwriter, composer, and synthesist from Washington State. His obsession with Moog and other vintage analog synthesizers led to him the creation of a synthesizer demonstration YouTube channel, Automatic Gainsay, which now has nearly 4 million views. His video work as well as his passion for the work of Robert Moog, synthesizers, and the history of electronic music has resulted in the Bob Moog Foundation bringing him on as “Artist in Residence” for one month this summer. Marc will be using his visual and videographical skills to aid the Bob Moog Foundation in various projects including developing materials for the MoogLab curriculum. You can see more of his synth education work at http://www.youtube.com/automaticgainsay.
A beautiful sounding, and rather obscure, instrument that sounds like a theremin – with a keyboard!
A short video with footage of Stevie with T.O.N.T.O.
Fascinating radio documentary on Malcolm Cecil and Robert Margouleff and T.O.N.T.O.