Along with our usual gathering of new releases we’ll smatter older material though out such as Planet Gong, The Godz, Maybe Mental, Morgan Fisher and more. The highlight though maybe a few commercial themes by the English born composer Eric Siday who’s career expanded greatly once he moved to the US.
Beginning in London at the age of 14, Siday quickly launched himself into jazz as a violinist. He had his own show on the BBC soon thereafter. Once he moved to the United States he caught the attention of the big band great, Fred Warring who employed Siday as an arranger for his music. Overtime Siday began to experiment with electronic music where he is widely considered to be the first to use electroacoustic music in the realm of television. He gained huge financial rewards for his commercial themes as well as his electronic ‘sound logos’ for various entertainment companies such as CBS, ABC and Columbia. He also developed a musical version of the Rorschach Test and is known as one of the pioneers of Psychoacoustics within architecture. He was key in the growth of 20th Century music and helped Bob Moog in the development of his synthesizer as well as commissioning Moog to develop a synthesizer/percussion instrument.
Tonight we’ll here some of his commercial and industrial themes.