"The crowd at Aquarius records looks straight out
of Pynchon's The Crying of Lot 49-that scene in the bar called the Scope,
where electronic music rules the jukebox and choruses..."
Magazine, Summer 2000
"Now in his late 60's, Morton Subotnick is finally seeing his musical dream come
true - electronic music is finding its way into your home..."
Science, March 1992
"When conductor Lawerence Leighton Smith stepped onto the podium at
Carnegie Hall in New York City las October, he faced a full orchestra with
some unusual additons..."
Los Angeles Times, April 13, 2003 - An
electronic live wire
"In the early 60's, Morton Subotnick began to experiment
with an infant art form. Now he's 70, and he and electronic music are being
recognized for their maturity."
Clevelend Free Times, March 10-16, 2004 - Space-Age Subotnick
"Late 60's hipsters of a more culturally esoteric bent could be
counted on to have an armload of LPs from Nonesuch Records featuring
some of the most envelope-tearing avant-garde-isms from American composers
Pasadena Weekly, October 7, 2004 - Morton Subotnick: The Music Man
her mouse, a student draws a long line, then a short line, then another long
line. She clicks on various buttons and a cacophony escapes the computuer.
A man with a snow-white beard and sandals leans over her chair. 'Let's hear
it again,' says Morton Subotnick, electronic composer and founder of the Making
Music Through Technology class, an extracurricular program at the Armory Center
for the Arts."
MS is featured prominently on Minnesota
Public Radio's series American
Mavericks during the program titled From
Moog to Mark II to MIDI to MAX which traces the evolution
of electronics in American music, interspersing Subotnick's
thoughts and memories on the subject throughout.
following Real Player files are interviews included
MS American Mavericks interview (29:00s)
Interview from MPR's syndicated program The Composers Voice (29:00s)
Music Box, 2000 Morton Subotnick:Composer as Educator from "Don't
Quit Your Day Job"
"When Morton Subotnick's LP Silver Apples of the Moon was released
in 1967, it caused a stir: it was the first electronic music album that
was created expressly for the LP."
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Globe and Mail, January 31, 1986 Toronto, CA - Composer Goes from Apples
- Double Life of Amphibians
"Morton Subotnick, the U.S. composer appearing
at Toronto's Walter Hall tonight with his vocalist wife Joan LaBarbara,
has an interesting problem..."
New York Times, April 16, 1994 - Electronic
Sounds Evoke Earth, Sky, Humanity
- All My Hummingbirds Have Alibis
"Electronic Music no longer has the cache it once had, offering
composers liberation from mundane human practitioners
and overly familiar instruments."
NY Times Online
Angeles Times, May 23, 2003 - With electricity charging the
- Various Pieces Reviewed
"Laptop, soundboard and capable players enable
Morton Subotnick, rarely heard in L.A., to generate
New York Times, April 24, 2004 - From a Sound Explorer, Serenades
- "Electronic Works Vol. II"
In 1967, when the electronic
composer Morton Subotnick released 'Silver Apples
of the Moon,' he seemed to be exploring a limitless
world. Four decades later, his pioneering compositions are appealing
in part because they evoke an earlier era: a time when electronic
music sounded, well, electronic; when the future was all blips and
Los Angeles Times, May 3, 2004 - Zestful Musings
from the Left Edge
"What could be Morton Subotnick's final work
- 'Release' - makes its west coast debut."
Choice Awards, 2004
- Hearing Music
Morton Subotnick's Hearing Music has been designated a 2004 Parents' Choice Recommended Award winner. The Parents' Choice Awards program received many strong entries this season; Morton Subotnick's Hearing Music is among the small percentage selected to receive a Parents' Choice Award. Learn more at www.parentschoice.org
Los Angeles Times, June 27, 2004 - It's easy as A, B-flat, C
Zimmer Museum Installation
"Programs and technology designed to foster and encourage
children's love of music are flourishing, as educators
find ways to tap into kids' potential."
Los Angeles Times, May 18,
2005 - Composers show off innovative edge
"The sonic explorations of Morton Subotnick
and Paul Dresher shine through in EAR Unit performance."
South Florida Sun-Sentinel,
February 21, 2006
- An Aresenal of Defense
Since his Silver Apples of the Moon, written
in 1967, Subotnick has been the leading figure
in the constantly evolving field of electronic
Technology Review, January 1, 2007
- Playing Music
"A fun way to introduce classical music to children, this is a collection
of five activities, along with a concert hall and a glossary of 20 musical terms."
Los Angeles Times Calendar Weekend, Thursday May 3, 2007 - Music Review
- The Other Piano
"Vicki Ray premieres Subotnick's 'Other Piano'"
Weekly, Wednesday, May 16, 2007 - by Alan Rich
- The Other Piano
"A lot of Night Music"
New York Times, Wednesday, October 24, 2007 - by Bernard Holland
- The Other Piano, Breath and Until Spring Revisited v14
"...the composer played gracious and discreet partner to Marilyn Nonken's piano and Joan LaBarbara's wordless vocal delivery; then he put his own art and personality on display with Until Spring Revisited v14."
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MORTON SUBOTNICK ON THE WEB
Francisco Tape Music Center (SFTMC)
Article that explains the History of the Center
of Experimental Music in Northern California.
Originally developed by the late Jim Horton, this
exhaustive site includes segments from various
publications that mention MS and his associates
at the SFTMC.
College - Center for Contemporary Music
The institutional continuation of SFTMC, created
Subotnick from the SF Tape and Music Center
An article written by Morton Subotnick about his music
Secrets of Control: Morton Subotnick and control tracks
Includes a link
to an article written
by Subotnick on his use of control tracks on Sidewinder.
Double Life of Amphibians
Synopsis of recording with digital download.
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