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Academic Insights for the Thinking World

  • Author: Mark Vail

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Mark Vail remembers synth pioneer Bob Moog

While I wasn’t born early enough to know Antonio Stradivari, Henry E. Steinway, or Adolphe Sax personally, I did see 95-year-old Leon Theremin from afar at an outdoor Stanford University concert on September 29, 1991. Not many people have the opportunity to meet in person, or speak with on the phone, a person who designed and built a special musical instrument.

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