Interview with Walter Sear, January 19, 1999

Project: Chasing Sound Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

Musician, composer, film maker, entrepreneur, and sound engineer Walter Sear details decades worth of recording history, from the 1940s to the 1970s.

Main topics include his business partnership with Bob Moog--creator of the Moog synthesizer, his career in motion picture and advertising sound production, the creation of the first commercial electronic music studio in the world, and much expertise on acoustical engineering and the evolution of recording technologies in the United States and abroad.

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2016oh198_chase030

Interviewee Name

Walter Sear

Interviewer Name

Susan Schmidt Horning

Interview Date

1999-01-19

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Sear, Walter Interview by Susan Schmidt Horning. 19 Jan. 1999. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Sear, W. (1999, January 19). Interview by S. S. Horning. Chasing Sound Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Sear, Walter, interview by Susan Schmidt Horning. January 19, 1999, Chasing Sound Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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