On October 13, I received a random phone call in my office from Wyatt Danowski. It seems he was looking for an expert in electronic music history and found me after some Google searching. There was an upcoming electronic music festival in his region of Ottawa, Canada and he was writing a piece for his newspaper. I happen to teach a course at Stetson called History of Electronic Music (MUSC 195A), which I guess qualifies me as an expert.
I happily chatted with him for about 15 minutes about the high points from the last 100+ years and my perspective on genres. The results were an article that ran in the late October issue of The Charlatan (which is “Carleton’s Independent Weekly”). One correction though: he seemed to mis-hear “tape” as “take”. But overall it was a fun experience that I would be glad to repeat if anyone else is looking for an expert in this area.