Pioneer of Electronic Music
Patrick Gleeson is an electronic music pioneer who began his career at the Mills College Tape Center in the late sixties. Some career highlights:
Introduced synthesizers to jazz in 1971 when he began recording and touring with Herbie Hancock’s Mwandishi Band.
Scored many network series and feature films.
Headed the synthesist team that created the electronic score for Francis Coppola’s Apocalypse Now
Engineered, performed on and/or produced rock, funk, jazz and contemporary classical albums at his San Francisco Different Fur Studios, among them Devo’s Are We Not Men?, Brian Eno and David Byrne’s My Life in the Bush of Ghosts, Lenny White’s Venusian Summer and Plague Dogs, a collaboration with The Kronos Quartet.
11 solo or small group albums as leader, most recently FOUREVER, a quadraphonic vinyl release (2022)., all available on streaming or as CDs at SoundTrax Records https://buysoundtrax.myshopify.com/collections/digital-download-releases/patrick-gleeson
Session: Quadraphonic Recording Issues and Solutions
Along with my brilliant producer, KamranV, who developed the quad format QUARK, we’ll give a brief overview of quad performance options and related issues, with an emphasis on QUARK. My job will primarily be to nod wisely as Kamran explains…….