Vladimir Ussachevsky


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This audio only interview was conducted by Bruce Duffie and donated to the NAMM Oral History program: Vladimir Ussachevsky was a classically trained composer who worked in the field of electronic music. In fact, with the use of electronic musical instruments, such as the Moog, Vladimir was the pioneer who introduced such instruments into classical compositions. His early works were based on music concrete, the splicing of audio tape to create different sounds. He was eager to use electronic instruments, such as those created by Robert Moog and Don Buchla. Over the years, several electronic music composers have listed Vladimir as an influence on their own careers, including Pauline Oliveros.