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M.E.M.E. Gatherings:

Serge-fest March 16, 1997

André Stordeur looking
quite professorial

M.E.M.E. on this date consisted of five members: Michael Firman, Darwin Grosse, John Papiewski, André Stordeur, and Grant Richter. We convened for the first time in Milwaukee Wisconsin on 3/16/97. The meeting was arranged by André for the purpose of having a "face to face" meeting (we had all interacted in some way or another previously on the Internet) of people he believed shared some unique interests. As it turns out, we share many common interests with respect to electronic music; compositions (particularly compositions that were not strictly based on 17th, 18th and 19th century European classical music), composers (particularly those who came into prominence during the 1960's, people such as Morton Subotnick and John Appleton), composing techniques (such as those based on stochastic processes, randomness, and textural structure), and musical instruments (instruments designed by people like Donald Buchla and Serge Tcherepnin).

If you are interested in Serge systems and their history you might look at the Keyboard magazine from September 1994 (I used to have a link to this article but it seems to have gone away). If you are interested in what Donald Buchla is up to these days you might try looking at Buchla and Associates WEB page.

Grant, André, and John

John Papiewski

André and Darwin Grosse engaged in deep conversation

Grant Richter