Category Archives: In memoriam

Liquid Frequency

[Posting for a friend…] 1978 One afternoon following orchestra rehearsal, I was standing near the stage door and I noticed a tall, thin man with very long, dark hair. He had soft, brown eyes and chiseled features. I’d never seen … Continue reading

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China Calling

We can all thank Chris Hyatt for his efforts to transcribe and preserve major portions of Eugene X. Rator’s oeuvre. The mountain of converted, digitized media is growing and some of us are following up now, editing and annotating, commenting … Continue reading

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Word from the grave 13 May 13

In 1979, I accepted an offered teaching post at Northern Illinois University. My primary duty was to build a program in electronic and computer music to support the music composition department at both undergraduate and graduate levels. As a seminal … Continue reading

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A passing

Eugene X Rator at New Music America, 1982 Whether you know him as Rick Calderon, Eugene, Rator, or someone else, he left the building for good on May 1, 2013. It will take some doing to craft a fitting memorial, … Continue reading

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