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The Use of the Buchla Synthesizer in Musical Composition

I view the Buchla electronic music synthesizer as a set of flexible building blocks rather than as a musical instrument. The closest analogue to this is the symphony orchestra which, as a whole, can be viewed as an instrument but can become a unique musical instrument with each composition. However, the analogy does not go much further than that. A truer analogy would be the new materials of which each instrument is made and out of which the composer would construct any group of instruments he needs and then perform each together in order to realize his composition. It is my intention to briefly describe the way in which the composer uses the Buchla synthesizer to construct the instruments needed for his composition and how he performs these instruments in order to realize his composition. The system can be more or less divided into three general categories: 1. Sound producing modules, 2. Modifying modules, 3. Control modules.

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