Instruments | Synthesizer | Modern Era | Classical
In the 1950s, the American composer Babbitt was the first composer to work on a synthesizer which the US company RCA had developed. The resulting Composition for Synthesizer (1961) was Babbitt’s first fully synthesized work. It was followed in the same year by Vision and Prayer for soprano and synthesizer, and then Ensembles for Synthesizer (1962–64). Babbitt appreciated the accuracy which the instrument offered: changes of dynamics on both single and consecutive pitches could be not merely requested of the performers in a score, they could be programmed into the instrument.
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