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ID: 500372906
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/ulan/500372906

 

Record Type: Person
Buchla, Don (American inventor and composer, 1937-2016)

Note: Buchla studied astronomy, music, and physiology at the University of California, Berkeley, graduating as a physics major in 1959. He became interested in musique concrète and worked at the San Francisco Tape Music Center as a composer, and there began building electronic instruments commissioned by Morton Subotnick and Ramon Sender. He went on to build electronic music studios for educational institutions, and to design electronic music devices for sale to the public. He is best known for the modular synthesizers that he developed, beginning in the 1960s.

Names:
Buchla, Don (preferred,V)
Don Buchla (V)
Buchla, Donald (V,LC)

Nationalities:
American (preferred)

Roles:
inventor (preferred)
composer (music)
musician
electronics manufacturer

Gender: male

Birth and Death Places:
Born:  South Gate (Los Angeles county, California, United States) (inhabited place)

Related People or Corporate Bodies:
colleague of ....  Oliveros, Pauline  
......................  (American composer, 1932-2016) [500334564]
colleague of ....  Subotnick, Morton  
......................  (American electronic music composer, born 1933) [500350578]

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Non-Artists
 ........  Buchla, Don (I)

Biographies:
(American inventor and composer, 1937-2016) ..... [VP Preferred]

Additional Names:

Sources and Contributors:
Buchla, Don ........ [VP Preferred]
........................  Bernstein, San Francisco Tape Music Center (2008)
........................  National Public Radio [online] (2015-) http://www.npr.org/sections/therecord/2016/09/19/494490027/his-instrument-gave-me-wings-remembering-synth-inventor-don-buchla: accessed 19 September 2016
........................  Pareles, Don Buchla, New York Times [online] (2016) obit.
Buchla, Donald ........ [VP]
..............................  Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-) n 79072562
Don Buchla ........ [VP]
......................  Pareles, Don Buchla, New York Times [online] (2016)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
.......... Pareles, Don Buchla, New York Times [online] (2016) obit.
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