Chris Swansen ‘Album II’ (Badger, 1975)

Not long after Wendy Carlos officially ‘Switched-On’ the world, Bob Moog and a collection of electronic music pioneers gathered in the gardens of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City to stage the first live performance of the Moog synthesiser

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