How the hunt for a lost Moog in India unearthed a groundbreaking collection of ’60s electronic music that was miles ahead of its time: “It blew everything wide open”

todayNovember 29, 2023 3

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When Paul Purgas visited Ahmedabad’s National Institute of Design (NID), he never thought he’d uncover previously hidden histories that challenge conventional Western narratives of electronic music. 

The artist, archivist and now author visited the Indian institution after seeing a tweet revealing how experimental composer and musician David Tudor spent time in Ahmedabad in 1969, brought a Moog to the NID and worked in their studio. Paul set out to try to track down the Moog itself but it proved to be inaccessible from the owner. 

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Written by: Soft FM Radio Staff

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