Paul M. Young (interview)

My Instrument is an 8 panel Serge.

It looks more like a mixing board.

I have control modules on the left

and right sides

the lower two panels has the TKB

with a Quantizer on the left

the right panel contains DSGs

DTGs

SSGs

Random Noise

Processors

etc.

In the middle of the system spanning the Top three dual panels are 3 NTO

3 PCO

3 VCM

3 FCFQ

3 FCVS

3 FCF2

plus

Triple Waveshaper

Frequencer Shifter

Ring Modualtor

Dual PreAmps

Dual Phase Shifters

many VCAs

Audio Mixers

4 Resonant EQs

and

4 channel Stereo Output Mixer.

The other modules include DSGs

DTGs

3 ADSR

2 ÷ by N

Dual Analog Shift Registers

Dual Processors.

There are many mods on the system

that all help make operation easier for me.

I also have a Steiner EVI

and

Moog Theremin

that both have

Gate

and

CV voltage outputs.

I am presenting a collection of pieces.#1 VCF2X3, #4 Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride, #6 Springtime, and #7 Clin Clang, are all recent pieces. They are all single patches recorded in real time to 2 tracks with no effects other than what is in the Serge.#2, Fortie Sortie, is the live performance of my composition for the 40th Reunion Show featuring Gino Robair on Drums and Richard Marriott on Trombone.#3 Shades, is a dance piece composed for Mary Jane Eisenberg Dance Co. in 1978 featuring Bruce Fowler on trombone. Bruce composed the trombone section. The piece is one of my Musique Concrète pieces in which the Serge is one of the elements. Samplers did not exist then. All elements are on magnetic tape spliced together the old fashioned way. #5 Poverty, It’s Gone, is from 1979 featuring Robert Williams on drums and vocals, lyrics by Robert Williams. I play Serge and Bass Clarinet.#8 I Am the Box, is another dance piece composed for Dance/LA in 1983 with Snakefinger, Philip Lithman on Slide Guitar
BONUS TRACK#9 is the studio version of Fortie Sortie recorded a week before the live performance without drums or trombone. 

A quick note, if you visited the Serge shop in San Francisco between 1980-1983 and wanted a demo, it was on my system as I had my studio and residence in the back of the Serge Shop.

curated by Philippe Petit