TOM RHEA

Electronic Production and Design Department, Berklee College of Music

Pioneered introduction of synthesizers internationally as a Moog synthesizer clinician, functional design consultant, artist relations specialist, documentation writer, and marketing executive. Publications include articles and reviews in Computer Music Journal and many owner’s manuals, e.g. the Minimoog Owner’s Manual.

A noted lecturer on the history of electronic musical instruments, his Ph.D. dissertation on the topic is cited in The New Harvard Dictionary of Music, and in multiple entries in The New Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments, and now The Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments, Second Edition.

Conceived and oversaw development of, and wrote the first music for OxyLights, the world’s largest permanent music and light installation, as recognized in The Guinness Book of World Records. Artist in Residence at the IEA (Institute for Electronic Arts) 2000-2001 at Alfred University, NY to explore use of DVD technology for presentation of film clips with focus on electronics in the soundtrack.