In the early 1970s, the Division of Music held its undergraduate course in electronic music in a lab outfitted with tape machines and a top-of-the- line ARP 2600 synthesizer. Today’s electronic music students work primarily on their laptops. Below (from left), graduate students Igor Iwanek and Heather Stebbins complete a sound check before an electronic music concert with assistance from Associate Professor Joshua Fineberg.

electronic music lab then

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electronic music lab now

Photo by Vernon Doucette