Morton Subotnick

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Birthday
14, 1933
Birthplace
California
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
14, 1933 (age 86)
Birthplace
California

About

Known best for his electronic music album Silver Apples of the Moon, this 20th-century American composer was a founding faculty member of the California Institute of the Arts.

Before Fame

After studying at the University of Denver, he taught music classes at San Francisco's Mills College and helped establish the San Francisco Tape Music Center. He subsequently relocated to New York City, where he had been offered an artist residency at New York University's Tisch School.

Trivia

In the 1980s, he composed an electronic chamber opera titled Jacob’s Room.

Family Life

With his wife and musical collaborator, vocalist and fellow composer Joan La Barbara, he had three children: Steven, Tamara, and Jacob.

Associated With

He studied with the modernist composer Darius Milhaud.