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Morton Subotnick documentary in production

Made by the team behind I Dreamed Of Wires, the new documentary launches the same year Subotnick’s 1967 album Silver Apples Of The Moon celebrates its 50th anniversary

Waveshaper Media, the makers of the 2014 modular synthesizer documentary I Dream Of Wires, have announced they’re currently producing a film on US composer and electronic music pioneer Morton Subotnick. Titled Subotnick, the film will feature new interviews and archival footage to cover Subotnick’s career, from his history in co-founding The San Francisco Tape Music Center to his current touring schedule.

2017 also marks the 50th anniversary of Subotnick's Silver Apples Of The Moon, the first ever album released by Nonesuch Records. This year will also see the premiere of Subotnick’s new multimedia work Crowds And Power at New York City’s Lincoln Center from 20–22 July (where he'll also perform Silver Apples Of The Moon).

Though filming has already started, Waveshaper are attempting to crowdfund the project, with donators able to pledge for the 50th anniversary repress of Silver Apples, available as a limited edition coloured vinyl or, for the first time since 1967, as a cassette tape. It will include new sleevenotes by Subotnick, who will sign copies for pledgers.

Waveshaper are also about to release the Bob Moog documentary Electronic Voyager.