Update June 25th, 2022: Tom Rhea sent us the correct URL for this book. You can find it all here.
Thanks Veronica for directing us to this book!): “A Love-Letter for Fans of Electronic Musical Instruments” … from one of the foremost historians in the field.
Forty-five years in the making, Electronic Perspectives: Vintage Electronic Musical Instruments contains all of Tom Rhea’s fifty-two influential columns that were first published in Contemporary Keyboard magazine from 1977-1981. This 400-page tome greatly expands on the original content with updated information and hundreds of newly restored images. Electronic Perspectives: Vintage Electronic Musical Instruments includes two CDs of unearthed recordings; spanning multiple eras of electronic music. All in a gold foil-embossed hardcover book, housed in a deluxe slipcase.
Tom Rhea introduced analog synthesizers internationally as a Moog clinician, functional design consultant, artist relations specialist, documentation writer, and marketing executive. He authored articles in Computer Music Journal, and wrote owner’s manuals, e.g. Minimoog Model D Operation Manual (1974). A noted historian, his PhD The Evolution of Electronic Musical Instruments in the United States (1972), and Keyboard magazine “Electronic Perspectives” columns are cited in The New Harvard Dictionary of Music, The New Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments, and The Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments, 2nd edition. He conceived of, and wrote the first music for Oxylights, the world’s largest permanent music & light installation (Niagara Falls, NY), recognized in The Guinness Book of World Records.