Fwd: Vive la musique libre..............

Subject: Fwd: Vive la musique libre..............
From: Kevin Austin (kevin.austin@videotron.ca)
Date: Wed Aug 04 2004 - 09:44:17 EDT

>Date: Wed, 04 Aug 2004 09:21:07 -0400
>From: Otto Joachim <joachim@cam.org>
>Subject: Vive la musique libre..............
>To: kevin.austin@videotron.ca
>Good day Kevin,
>Gustav Ciamaga, who visited me a while ago, has been told by a Scottish
>software expert, that Otto Joachim is the oldest living
>Electro-acoustic composer.
>I wanted to prove them wrong and suggested, that Josef Tal, who is 25
>days older than me should be the one to have that honour.
>Their argument was, that Josef Tal did not produce electro-acoustics
>on records, tape or CDs.
>Would your team be able to verify my statement and make some noise
>about it internationally , if it is really so.........
>I am still trying to be active and have one question :
>I own a Fostex DCM 100 midi mixer and would like to obtain a manual.
>Do you know anyone, who might have a copy?
>Take care
>All the best

As you will read in his brief bio below, Otto (now 93) has been a
composer, orchestral (and chamber music) violist, built early music
instruments in the 50s and 60s, built his own studio in the 50s, (was
a good friend of Hugh Le Caine and sold EMS (Synthi) equipment), took
up painting an sculpture in the 70s (but gave up sculpture as it was
too heavy to move his works), and is still very active.

Concordia University's first 8-channel studio is called "The Otto
Joachim Project Studio".

From the Canadian Music Center site:

OTTO JOACHIM, a composer, teacher, and violist, is originally from
Germany (born in Düsseldorf on October 13, 1910). He studied in
Düsseldorf at the Buths-Neitzel Konservatorium (1917-28), then at the
Rheinische Musikschule in Cologne (1928-31). In 1934 he left Germany
for Singapore, later moving to Shanghai before settling in Montréal
(1949) where he has made his career. He was a member of the viola
section and later first violist of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra
(1956-76), and taught at McGill University (1956-64) and at the
Montreal Conservatory (1956-76). He founded and directed the Montreal
Consort of Ancient Instruments (1958-69), and founded the Montreal
String Quartet (1955-63). In 1956, he established his own studio for
electronic music.


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