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Biographical

Dissertation
  • 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

  • The Evolution of Electric Musical Machines - Thomas Rhea - Courtesy CMI Company - May 8, 1974

  • 1st Annual Symposium on Electronic Music - Philadelphia Musical Academy - Andrew Rudin, Director

  • TEMPO (Total Electronic Music Programs Worldwide) Brochure - 1974-1975

    • by Tom Rhea - Promotional Flyer - Lectures - In-Service Training - Workshops - Consultation

      • Photo L-R: Del Aebischer, State Consultant - Douglas Anderson - Tom Rhea - Sally McBride

    • Consultancy with state of Oregon to provide training for Oregon music teachers - public clinics

  • Our Men On The Moog - Brochure and Orientation Sessions - NAMM show - Chicago, IL 1975

  • Orientation sessions for Jane Nead, Chris Kubie, John Bowen, and Terry Fryer (as Moog Clinicians)

    • By Tom Rhea - Also consultation on development of the Our Men On The Moog brochure

  • Electronic Keyboard Music. Preserving Its History: The Story of the Electronic Arts Foundation 1976

    • by Tom Rhea, published in Contemporary Keyboard Magazine

  • Expo: History of Electronic Musical Instruments 1976 - NAMM 75th Anniversary June 25-29, 1976​​

  • McCormick Place - Chicago, Illinois - Larry Linkin, NAMM President - Thanks to Dan Del Fiorentino

    • Sponsored by: Electronic Arts Foundation Principals: Tom Rhea, David Van Koevering, Les Trubey​

      • Nyle Steiner playing EVI prototype - Photo restorations by Matt Traum, Patchman Music

  • Moog European Tours - England, Netherlands, Copenhagen, Milan, Paris - 8/12-9/22, 1976 (1977)​​

  • 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)
  • 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

  • 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
  • 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

  • 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​​

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

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

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

  • 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

  • Eighth 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

  • 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
  • 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

  • 19th Festival International de Musique Experimentale 1991

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

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

  • 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)
  • Residency Outcomes: 11 DVDs illustrate use of electronics in soundtracks of videos and films 2001​​

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

  • 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

  • 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
  • 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 - 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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