The New Serge Musician's Tape Vol. 1 - Doug Lynner

by Doug Lynner

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When Kevin Braheny Fortune and I began discussing the update to my 1975 Serge that would transform it into the Mystery Serge, we debated whether the machine should keep its original layout grid, and therefore its "original Serge" appearance, or be altered by drilling new holes in it.

"It's a living instrument," I said, "so let's do everything we can to update it." And so a classic has evolved.

Four decades after my synthesizer rolled off the production line, Serge is still going strong, maybe even stronger than ever. Vintage instruments are still vital and inspiring; new versions improve on original designs; the DIY community keeps "the people's synthesizer" legacy of Serge close to its heart.

The New Serge Musician's Tape, Vol 1. is an expression of the living instrument's vitality that pays respect to the original Serge Modular Music Company's in-house cassette release, Serge Musician's Tape (1983) by continuing its name and the cassette release format.

I am honored to be featured on the first volume of a cassette series that will celebrate Serge players old and new, from around the world, performing on the many generations and types of Serges that have evolved.

My thanks to my wife Collette Lynner, to the curators of the Church of The Super Serge concert series, Dmitri SFC and Elise Gargalikis, Steve Taormina of Robotspeak, who hosts the event and Serge Tcherepnin.

Doug Lynner aka Synthesizerman - 9/12/14


released September 27, 2014

Music by Doug Lynner

Mastered by Dmitri SFC

Robot Dances recorded live on 7/19/14 in San Francisco, CA at The Church of The Super Serge.

Robotspeak recorded in studio in preparation for the first Church of The Super Serge concert 2/16/13.

This music was first released on 9/20/14 as a limited edition cassette



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New Serge Musician's Tape Vol. 1 - Doug Lynner San Francisco, California

Doug Lynner’s music is based upon the notion of “sound for sound’s sake.” He explores the intrinsic value of sound through mixtures of ambient, avant garde, rhythmic and soundscape genres with modular synthesizers.

Doug attended California Institute of the Arts where his mentors were Morton Subotnick, Harold Budd, James Tenney, Leonid Hambro and Nicholas England.
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