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Moments of ValuationExploring Sites of Dissonance$
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Ariane Berthoin Antal, Michael Hutter, and David Stark

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780198702504

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198702504.001.0001

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Moments of Valuation

Antoine Hennion

Oxford University Press

This chapter examines the early history of the electronic music synthesizer to investigate how electronic sound acquired value. Four moments of dissonance are examined: the very first Moog sounds made by Robert Moog, the use of the Moog in a recording studio by the Doors to make their album Strange Days, the so-called “baruuump bass” sound as used on a Simon and Garfunkel recording which later became popular in Hip Hop, and the yawling sound of the Minimoog used in Progressive Rock. The chapter argues that the value of sound emerges over time in particular places like recording studios and festivals. The politics of valuation are examined by contrasting the Moog synthesizer and its sounds with the lesser known Buchla synthesizer.

Keywords:   Moog, electronic music synthesizer, valuation, studio, festivals, Buchla, electronic sounds

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