Last night Morton Subotnick performed his classic 1967 piece Silver Apples Of The Moon, seguing into a premiere performance of Song and Dance, at Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts at Pace University as part of the River to River Festival, presented by Harvestworks and (audience). Augmented and enhanced with psychedelic visuals by Sue.C these mindblowing works were played live by the 79 year old Subotnick on Buchla synthesizer processed thru Ableton Live in four channel quadraphonic sound. Morton’s music sounds as fresh and innovative now as it probably did back in 1967, no-one can touch him! He is incredibly creatively vital.

Mort’s concert was preceded by  a four-channel presentation of Orchestra of the Damned by the late Richard Lainhart.

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OSCILLATIONS #57: Morton Subotnick


Morton Subotnick 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 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.




OSCILLATIONS is a show exclusively dedicated to vintage electronic music. It´s directed and presented by Astronauta Pinguim. You can hear it every FRIDAY & TUESDAY at midnight and at 6 pm (GMT) here on


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Morton Subotnick performs his 1967 work Silver Apples of the Moon with German video artist Lillevan on April 7 as part of the New York Unsound Festival.