Robert Moog to get Technical Grammy award
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Source: Mi2N - January 31, 2002
Robert Moog of Moog Synthesizers fame has won a 2002 Technical Grammy Award
for his "technical and creative innovations", says the Recording Academy.
Recipients are determined by votes by Recording Academy's Producers &
Engineers Wing members and presented to people and/or companies who have
made contributions of "outstanding technical significance to the recording
field", says the academy. "Formal acknowledgment" of the awards will be made
on February 26 surrounding the 44th Annual Grammy Awards ceremony at Los
Angeles' Staples Center on February 27, and broadcast on the CBS Television
Network from 8 - 11 p.m. (PST/EST).
Robert Moog's analog electronic instruments made his name synonymous with
the synthesizer and ultimately helped spawn the electronic music revolution
of the '80s and '90s. His Moog synthesizer, unveiled in 1965, blew musicians
and the general public alike away and in 1968, composer Walter (now Wendy)
Carlos recorded the now-famous Switched-On Bach using a Moog. The rest is,
as they say, history.
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