|Dr. Robert Moog: Synthesizer inventor, UNCA professor.|
|My buddy Robyn Schon, laughing, as usual.|
In fact, a few years ago, UNCA dedicated the new Bob Moog Electronic Music Studio to him, posthumously. Robyn's former husband, a piano player, studied under Moog when they lived in Asheville. I attended UNCA long enough to flunk out (never passed a course), but I still think of it fondly.
Says this piece from the UNCA website: "Moog retired from full-time teaching in 1993 and went back to work tinkering with electronics until his death. Moog died in 2005 at the age of 71 from an inoperable brain tumor. Musicians around the world mourned, and the New York Times eulogized Moog with a half-page obituary. Memorial concerts were held, and a foundation was established to preserve his archives."