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Thursday, May 17 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Celebrating Don Buchla’s Controllers

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While Don Buchla’s modular designs are well-known, his controllers have had less exposure. Longtime Buchla associate and performer Joel Davel presets a series of short works using Buchla controllers such as Buchla Lightning and Marimba Lumina, including integration with the Buchla 200e and Easel. The Buchla world can seem intimidating to some, so Davel will demystify the experience for the audience, revealing what is going on while presenting an artful experience.



Don Buchla was an inventor of the voltage-controlled transistorized modular electronic music instrument. The company Don started in 1963 to achieve that aim continued for decades as Don generated a steady stream of revolutionary electronic instruments and controllers. Don’s company... Read More →

Joel Davel

Joel Davel worked with Don Buchla for over 20 years in many roles--his primary task being the PCB designer for all of Buchla’s post-1995 designs including the Marimba Lumina, Lightning III, Moog Piano Bar, and all of the 200e series. Davel also performed alongside Don Buchla. Reviewing... Read More →

Thursday May 17, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
Full Frame Theater