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Biographical

  • The Evolution of Electronic Musical Instruments in the United States 1972

    • PhD Dissertation, by Dr. Thomas L. Rhea

    • Awarded by George Peabody College for Teachers, now part of Vanderbilt University​

  • Mary Rose - By J. M. Barrie - Department of Fine Arts - Manatee Jr. College FL - Sept/Oct 1972

    • Electronic music performed by Thomas L. Rhea on a Moog Sonic Six Synthesizer

  • Moog Universe - Strasenburgh Planetarium - Rochester, NY - November 2-3 & November 10, 1973

    • Multimedia light and sound shows - Performers L-R: Tom Lamb, Tom Rhea, Bob Moog

  • Moog European Tours - England, Netherlands, Copenhagen, Milan, Paris - 8/12-9/22, 1976 (1975)​​

  • Major European Trade Shows - Dealer Sales Training - Orientation for Val Podlasinski, Norlin Europe

    • History lectures, both public and at various European institutions of higher education

      • By Dr. Thomas L. Rhea, Clinician and lecturer

  • Accademia Musicale Chigiana -  Seminario I Nuovi Strumenti - Siena ItalyAugust 23-28, 1977

    • "Procedimenti per la generazione elettronica di eventi acustici" - August 24, 1977

      • Individual presentations by - Felice Fugazza - Thomas Rhea
  • Electronic Perspectives columns, PhD Dissertation popularization–3 selected columns* 1977-1981

  • Fifty two (52) monthly columns published in Contemporary Keyboard/Keyboard magazine 

    • Tom Rhea, for Contemporary Keyboard/Keyboard magazine (*see Home page for EP book/CDs)
  • Imoogination II - 1977

  • Courtesy Brian Kehew - Digital restoration by Joseph Bastardo

    • Tom Rhea interviews synthesizer pioneers Chick Corea,
    • Larry Fast, Jan Hammer, Roger Powell, and Gary Wright

    • Bob Moog interview by Dominic Milano - David Luce interview by Steve Smith

      • Dr. Thomas L. Rhea "Conducting The Interviews," for Norlin Music Inc.
  • "The Art of the Theremin" Episode - Camera Three 28'27" - May 28, 1978

    • Produced and Directed by Roger Englander - Aired on WCBS in New York City

      • In Cooperation with the New York State Education Department

        • A Production of Robert and Shirleigh Moog

    • University of Maryland - Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library - Digital Collections

      With thanks to: John R. Davis, Curator - Special Collections in Performing Arts

      • Clara Rockmore, Theremin - Nadia Reisenberg, Piano
        • Robert Sherman, Host - Bob Moog and Thomas Rhea, Invited Guests

          • Ralf Bode, Videographer - Video restoration by Matt Traum

  • Synchronisms: A Focus on Electronic Music - January 31-February 14, 1979

  • Hofstra University - Long Island, New York - The Emily Lowe Gallery - Emily Lowe Recital Hall

  • Coordinated by Associate Professor Herbert A. Deutsch and Assistant Professor Laura Greenberg

    • Exhibit of vintage electronic musical instruments by The Electronic Arts Foundation​​

      • Dr. Thomas L. Rhea, President - Les Trubey & David Van Koevering, Principals

    • Electronic Music - Its Developments and its Impact - Emily Lowe Recital Hall -  February 1, 1979

      • Panelists: Robert A. Moog, Thomas L. Rhea, Vladimir Ussachevsky, Konstantin Simonovich​

        • Moderator: Herbert A. Deutsch​

    • Lecture and Concert on the ondes Martenot - Emily Lowe Hall - February 2, 1979​

      • Arlette Sibon-Simonovich​

    • Lecture-Exhibit of Early Films, Tapes, Recordings of Electronic Music - February 5, 1979​

      • Konstantin Simonovich​

    • Introduction to Computer Music - Emily Lowe Hall - February 8, 1979​

      • Charles Dodge​

  • Electronic Music - Book Proposal - Bob Moog to Tom Rhea - version 05 October 1980

  • Where The Jobs Are, Part 8 - Nashville, Behind The Scenes in Music City U.S.A. 1981

    • Contemporary Keyboard - ​March 1981 - By Beegie Adair As Told To Tom Rhea

  • Moog Interface - Moog Company house publication - January-March, 1984

    • Return of Tom Rhea - Introduction of Steve Levine - Articles by Jeff Burger and Tom Rhea

  • Bob Moog: On Synthesizers - Real-Sounds Sampling Instruments - Keyboard Magazine May 1984

  • Recollection of Tom Rhea's frequent predictions about "Real-Sound," or Sampling Instruments

    • By Bob Moog

  • Profile: Looking Back - Keyboard Magazine June 1984

  • The ondes Martenot - An Early Milestone in the Development of Electronic Keyboards

    • By Tom Rhea

  • Turmoil in MIDI-Land: The Fast-Growing Synthesizer Industry Struggles to Implement a Standard

  • Digital Interface - Keyboard Magazine June 1984

    • Commentary by Dave Smith, Jim Smerdel, Jim Mothersbaugh, Roger Clay, Tom Oberheim,

    • Marco Alpert, Tom Rhea, Carmine Bonanno, Chris Albano, Will Alexander, and Ralph Phraner

      • By Dominic Milano

  • The Art of Electronic Music - GPI Publications 1984

  • Compiled by Tom Darter, Edited by Greg Armbruster - originally published in Keyboard magazine

  • The History of Electronic Musical Instruments excerpted from Tom Rhea EP columns 1977-1981  ​
    • Thomas L. Rhea, Electronic Perspectives columns - copyright 1977-1981
  • History of Electronic Sound Modification, Harald Bode - J Aud Eng Soc Vol 32, No 10. Oct 1984

    • "Special thanks go to Dave Luce and Tom Rhea for their help in providing the documentation"

      • Various photographs courtesy Tom Rhea
  • Synthesizer Basics - Keyboard Synthesizer Library - Original Edition Vol 1 - January 1, 1985

    • Bob Moog, Roger Powell, Tom Rhea, Steve Porcaro et al - (Revised edition January 1, 1988)

  • Conference On Music in America, Smithsonian Institution - Conference Program 1985 

    • See page 7 forTradition and Technology: Old and New Music in 20th Century America

      • Tom Rhea, Electronic Arts Foundation, Presenter & Panelist
  • Kurzweil Consultancy - Kurzweil Music Systems - Waltham MA - October 27-29, 1986

    • Dr. Thomas L. Rhea​

  • David and Becky Van Koevering house fire in Cleveland, Tennessee - (ca. December) 1986 

    • Loss of the major part of the collection of The Electronic Arts Foundation's instruments/artifacts

  • OxyLights Music & Light Show - Niagara Falls NY Festival of Lights - Winter 1985-1986

  • Preliminary OxyLights Proposals - April 25, 1985 and June 6, 1985

    • By Tom Rhea​

  • OxyLights:  Occidental - Moog Electronics - Niagara Falls Tourism - Management Committee

    • Photo L-R: (Unknown), Tom Rhea, Mike Tartaglia, Michael Reichgut, Eddy Joseph, Duane Stamp

  • First Album for OxyLights - original music & light show (movements 1-3) by Tom Rhea

  • OxyLights: Moog Song Producer/OxyLights hardware & software schema

    • Commodore 64 Software for Song Producer and OxyLights Editor by Robert J. Makar

    • OxyLights Editor design: Tom Rhea & Bob Makar - OxyLights Color Organ images: Tom Makar​​

  • OxyLights: Niagara Falls, NY Festival of Lights - Success and Press

    • Inclusion in Guinness Book of World Records 1987 - "Largest Sound Light Display"

  • Harald Bode obituary (1909-1987) - Keyboard magazine - April 1987 

    • By Tom Rhea

  • A Statewide Electronic Music Conference - Brookdale Community College April 22, 1988

    • Professor Joseph Accurso​ - Brookdale Project Director - MIDI Electronic Music Studio

      • Conference Keynote Address: "MIDI and Music Education" - Dr. Thomas L. Rhea

  • The World of Electronic Music: A Concert/Demonstration - September 24, 1988

    • Brookdale Community College Performing Arts Center Main Theatre

      • Photo L-R: Richard C. Boulanger and Thomas L. Rhea - Performers and Presenters

      • Photo L-R: Richard C. Boulanger - Joe Accurso (Brookdale CC) - Thomas L. Rhea

  • Reynold Weidenaar: The Telharmonium: A History of the First Music Synthesizer, 1893-1918 - (1988)

    • Computer Music Journal  Volume 12, Number 3  Fall, 1988  MIT Press Journals

      • Thomas L. Rhea, review of Reynold Weidenaar PhD Dissertation - NYU 1988
    • Letter of support to Reynold Weidenaar's Doctoral Committee for this topic - July 26, 1982
      • By Tom Rhea​
  • SCAN 8th Symposium on Small Computers in the Arts - Philadelphia, PA - November 11-13, 1988

    • Some Random Remarks About Music Synthesis - Thomas L. Rhea, PhD

      • Assistant Chairman, Music Synthesis Department -  Berklee College of Music - Boston MA

  • Pioneers Panel 57'36" - 11 November 1988Videotape 88-01, 1989 SCAN Merchandise Catalog

    • Robert A. Moog - Laurie Spiegel - Don Slepian - Thomas L. Rhea, Moderator - Max V. Mathews

      • Superior video and audio restoration by Matt Traum

  • Music of the Electron: A Concert/Demonstration  - March 12, 1989

    • Performers/presenters: Dr. Richard C. Boulanger - Dr. Thomas L. Rhea - Berklee College of Music​

    • Talcott Mountain Center for School Involvement - Avon, Connecticut

      • Photo: Principals L-R - Robert A. Moog - Thomas L. Rhea - Donald La Salle, Director TMSC

      • Photo: Principals L-R - Thomas L. Rhea - Robert A. Moog - Richard C. Boulanger

  • Electronic and Computer Music - SCISTAR Interactive Educational Television Network series:

    • On The Shoulders of Giants 57'12" - Talcott Mountain Center for School Involvement - 03/13/1989

      • Video: Principals L-R - Dr. Donald P. La Salle, Host - Dr. Robert A. Moog - Dr. Thomas L. Rhea

        • Painstaking video/audio reconstruction by Matt Traum

  • Clara Rockmore: The Art of the Theremin - 1989

    • Computer Music Journal  Volume 13, Number 1  Spring, 1989  MIT Press Journals

      • Thomas Rhea, review of recording - Delos D/CD 1014
  • Electronic Music Plus 17 International Festival September 21-23,1989

  • Oberlin Conservatory of Music  - Michael Daugherty and Kathryn Eichelman, Co-Directors

  • Complete 49 page International Festival Program: Scheduled Events - Program Notes - The Artists

    • Lecture: The History of Electronic Musical Instruments - September 22, 1989  ​

      • Thomas L. Rhea, PhD - Berklee College of Music - Boston, Massachusetts
  • Concert VI - Museum Music 1.0 - FIFO 1 FIFO 2 - Stretto 1 Stretto 2 - September 23, 1989 - 14'07"
    • Thomas L. Rhea, PhD - Berklee College of Music - Boston, Massachusetts
  • Electronic Music Plus Seventeenth International Festival

    • Computer Music Journal  Volume 14, Number 1  Spring, 1990  MIT Press Journals

      • Thomas Rhea, review of EM+ 17 Festival - Oberlin Conservatory of Music - Oberlin, Ohio
  • Evolution of the Keyboard Interface: The Bösendorfer 290 SE 1990

  • Recording Piano and the Moog Multiply-Touch Sensitive Keyboards 

    • Computer Music Journal  Volume 14, Number 2  Summer, 1990  MIT Press Journals

      • Robert A. Moog - Asheville, North Carolina and Thomas L. Rhea - Boston, Massachusetts

  • A Tribute to the 20th Anniversary of the Bourges International Festival of Electroacoustic Music 

    • La Maison Francaise de Washington - Embassy of France - Georgetown, Washington, D. C. 

      • Founders Françoise Barrière and Christian Clozier in attendance - 9-10 November 1990

        • "Illustrated Lecture on the History of Electronic Instruments" - Dr. Thomas Rhea​

  • A French-American Love Affair in Concert -  The Bryn Mawr School - Baltimore MD - 13 Nov 1990

  • Res MusicAmerica - Vivian Adelberg Rudow, Director - With Françoise Barrière & Christian Clozier

    • "Moments and Choices" - Audience participation MIDI/Computer - Thomas L. Rhea, PhD

  • 21st Festival International de Musique Experimentale - June 5-15,1991​

  • Palais Jacques-Coeur - Bourges, France - June 12, 1991

    • Antecedents of Electroacoustic Music: Parcours Historique et Projections
      • Tom Rhea, illustrated lecture - Simultaneous translation in French by Hugh Davies

  • Theremin: An Electronic Odyssey - (video montage excerpt) - Steven M. Martin, Director/Writer - 1993

  • "A documentary about the inventor of the first electronic synthesizer instrument and his subsequent life

  • after he was abducted by the KGB as well as a history of his instrument." [Tom Rhea: The Theremin could

  • never be categorized as a "synthesizer." It is clearly an instrument in the orchestral tradition.]

    • Consultation and many still photographs courtesy Tom Rhea
  • Gayle Young: The Sackbut Blues–Hugh Le Caine: Pioneer in Electronic Music 1989(reviewed 1995)

  • National Museum of Science and Technology, Ottawa, Ontario K1G 5A3, Canada
  • also distributed by University of Chicago Press, 1989, 274 pages, ISBN 0-660-12006-2
    • Computer Music Journal  Volume 19, Number 4  Winter, 1995  MIT Press Journals
      • Tom Rhea, review of Gayle Young book in 1995 - Millis, Massachusetts, USA
  • A History of Early Electronic Musical Instruments 86'46" - WPI - Worcester MA 21 March 1995

  • Public lecture sponsored by the Music Department of Worcester Polytechnic Institute

  • Illustrated with slides and audio examples (The only known video of this lecture I gave many times!)

    • Guest Speaker Dr. Tom Rhea - Dr. Frederick W. Bianchi, Director of Music Technology Research

      • Yeoman Video & Audio restoration by Matt Traum​

  • Introduction to Music Technology - Berklee College of Music - Boston, MA - 1996

    • A comprehensive general (dated) exposition of music technology for a required BCM course

      • by Dr. Tom Rhea

  • The 103rd Convention of the Audio Engineering Society 1997

    • AES Goes Gold - Celebrating 50 years as the global forum for professional audio

    • The Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York City - September 16-19, 1997

    • Electronic Music Synthesis and Control - Chairman: Robert A. Moog, Big Briar Inc.

    • Gliding Pitch Technology in Electronic Musical Instruments: A Retrospective
      • Thomas L. Rhea, Berklee College of Music, Music Synthesis Department, Boston MA (invited)
  • E-STAR (Experiments in Science-Technology-Art Residencies) Residency 2000-2001

  • Artist-Historian Residency November 27 - December 4, 2000 with follow-on in Spring 2001

  • E-STAR program Rockefeller Foundation, public funds from New York State Council on the Arts​​
  • Exploration of DVD technologies - artistry and technology of electronics in the film/video score   
    • Institute for Electronic Arts (IEA), School of Design at Alfred University NYSCC, Alfred NY
      • A History of Electronic Musical Instruments - Vintage Examples (November 30, 2000)
      • Music Technology is Hiding Everywhere - From Blatent to Unobtrusive (December 1, 2000)
      • Thomas L. Rhea, Berklee College of Music, Resident at IEA Alfred University, Alfred NY
  • Residency Outcomes: 11 DVDs illustrate use of electronics in soundtracks of videos and films 2001​​

  • Core IEA Residency Personnel: Tom Rhea - Tom and Peer Bode - Lara Odell and Tom 2000-2001

  • Georg and Hanne Steinmeyer Video Interview 30'40" - September 29, 2002

  • Georg Steinmeyer - A Principal Founder of the Estey Organ Museum in Brattleboro, Vermont

  • Topics for discussion include the electronic organ(s) developed by Harald Bode for the Estey Company

    • By Dr. Tom Rhea - Peer Bode, Videography

  • Three Generations and Two Worlds of Electroacoustic Musical Instrumentation - September 29, 2002

  • Comprehensive lecture on the career of Harald Bode - Estey Organ Museum in Brattleboro, Vermont

    • By Dr. Tom Rhea - (PDF includes images that supported this lecture)

  • Harald Bode – Pioneer - Born Hamburg, Germany (1909-1987): Three Generations and Two Worlds of Electroacoustic Musical Instrumentation Design - Graphic Triptych - June, 2003

  • The Estey Organ Museum - Brattleboro, Vermont - Georg Steinmeyer, Exhibition Director

    • Design and printing by Lara Odell - Consultation by Peer Bode - Institute for Electronic Arts
      • Text by Dr. Tom Rhea, Music Technology Division, Berklee College of Music, Boston MA
  • Essay following the passing of Dr. Robert A. Moog 2005

  • Berklee College of Music - Music Business Journal: Volume 1 Issue 5, October, 2005 

    • Robert A. Moog - Music Business Man and Businessman 2005
      • Dr. Tom Rhea, Music Technology Division, Berklee College of Music, Boston MA
  • Get The Picture: Know The Score - Survey of Electronics in the Film Score - 17 April 2008

  • The Worcester Polytechnic Institute Music Department - In Cooperation with the Center for

  • Interactive and Media Arts - Room 116 Atwater Kent Labs - Worcester (MA) Polytechnic Institute

  • Guest Speaker Dr. Tom Rhea - Dr. Frederick W. Bianchi, Director of Music Technology Research

  • A Life for Sound: The Inventor Harald Bode and Electronic Music  53'40" - October 17, 2009

    • Radio Documentary by Caspar Abocab - Documentary in German - German Script

    • English voices: Harald Bode, Ralf Bode, Peer Bode, Dr. Thomas Rhea - Voiceovers of English Voices in German by: Johannes Steck, Thomas Loibl, Rahel Comtesse, Burchard Dabinnus, Andreas Neumann, Walter von Hauff - Voices in German: Irmgard Bode, Georg and Hanne Steinmeyer, Werner Meyer-Eppler, Robert Beyer, Günter Bialas, Harald Bode, Ralf Bode and others.

    • (Audio file below starts with moment of silence.)

  • Rendezblue Time Cycle Art Festival 2009

    • Burchfield Penney Art Center at BuffalState College - New York

      • Harald Bode's Vocoder and Its Musical Legacy 55'27" -  February 7, 2009
        • By Thomas L. Rhea, PhD - Peer Bode, Videography - Don Metz, Coordinator/Host
          • Audio restoration & video enhancement by Matt Traum, Patchman Music​
  • Moogfest 2010 Asheville, North Carolina October 29, 30, 31, 2010

    • Synth History Panel: The Birth of the Minimoog -  October 30, 2010 - Moogaplex

      • Tom Rhea et al, Panelists
  • Together Festival - Music/Art/Technology - Boston, MA - April 18-24, 2011 - David Day, Organizer

    •  Deconstructing Dad: The Music, Machines and Mystery of Raymond Scott - by Stan Warnow
      • April 22 - Berklee College of Music - Room F12 - 1140 Boylston St. - Boston, MA 02115
      • Photo L-R: David Day - Stan Warnow - Tom Rhea - Michael Bierylo (Chair, EPD Department)
        • Photo L-R: Stan Warnow - Tom Rhea - Michael Bierylo​
          • Photo L-R: Stan Warnow - Tom Rhea​
  • Deconstructing Dad: The Music, Machines, and Mystery of Raymond Scott

  • Agreement between Tom Rhea and Raymond Scott Enterprises, inc. - August 01, 1970
    • Nashville Branch of The Clavivox Rental Agency - Tom Rhea, Manager​
      • Marketing form letter - Nashville Division - Raymond Scott Enterprises - 1970

Four (4) Antique Performances using Various Instruments (Excerpts)

Moog: Micromoog - Multimoog - (Bode) Vocoder - Moog 907 Fixed Filter
Steiner Electronic Valve Instrument (EVI) - Steiner Master's Touch

  • Anders Otterland, Composer - Tom Rhea, Performer (most melodic lines)

    • Commentary by Tom Rhea with Anders' Music Notation Fragment

    • Audio Track Four (4) Performances 6'21" - Tom Rhea et al - As Described

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