Stravinsky, for example, had a heart attack there, he got so
excited...it was a terrible moment... Milton Babbitt
View an updated Oral History Page here.
Currently comprising about 50 hours of digitally recorded interviews, The Video
Archive of the Electroacoustic Music began in 1996 out of our desire to capture a
first-person history of the pioneering composers, scientists, and engineers from
1950 to present. Age and illness have since claimed several interview subjects
and many other potential subjects. Luciano Berio, Earl Brown, Herbert Brün, David
Lewin, and Iannis Xenakis have all died in recent years, underscoring the urgency
of this work, if it is to be as inclusive and broad as we envision.