Watch the trailer for the new doco on synth pioneer Morton Subotnick


2017 is a milestone year for revered avant-garde music composer, and electronic music pioneer, Morton Subotnick. It not only marks the 50th anniversary of his iconic 1967 album Silver Apples of the Moon, but also sees the premiere of Crowds and Power, a new multi-media tone poem for voice, electronic sound, and live imagery, commissioned by NYC’s Lincoln Center, and premiering there in July.

In celebration of Morton Subotnick’s pioneering vision and illustrious career, Waveshaper Media is announcing that production is now underway for a new, official bio-documentary, Subotnick. Waveshaper Media is an independent production company from Toronto, Canada – the same team behind 2014’s acclaimed modular synthesizer documentary I Dream Of Wires.

To date, filming for Subotnick has been entirely self-financed, but a new crowdfunding campaign has now been launched through IndieGoGo, to raise enough funds to complete filming. Available exclusively through the IndieGoGo campaign is a 50th anniversary edition repress of Subotnick’s breakthrough 1967 LP, Silver Apples of the Moon. You can contribute to getting this film made here.

We interviewed Subotnick back in 2014. You can read that interview here.


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