Tools of the Trade… Al Levitt’s 100th birthday

The Hounds newest contributor Wayne Shevlin celebrates  NYC’s finest for   Al Levitt’s 100th birthday.   Enjoy!! by Wayne Shevlin One of the first pit stops along my musical road was to work during the late 1960s & early 70s for Levitt & Elrod, a musical instrument sales and repair shop on NYC’s Upper West Side.  Sad, perhaps,Continue reading “Tools of the Trade… Al Levitt’s 100th birthday”

Daphne Oram’s 1960’s Optical Synthesizer Oramics Machine – Electronic Music Pioneer

In the early ’60s, pioneering British composer Daphne Oram set out to create a synthesizer unlike any other, she called it the Oramics machine Commissioned by The Science Museum, London. Directed, Produced, Filmed and Edited by Nick Street and Jen Fearnley. Science Museum Oramics to Electronica: Revealing Histories of Electronic Music  Until Saturday 01 DecemberContinue reading “Daphne Oram’s 1960’s Optical Synthesizer Oramics Machine – Electronic Music Pioneer”