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<p>[[Image:Olson.jpg|thumb|left|Harry Olson]][[Image:RCA Theremin5.jpg|thumb|right|Image courtesy of Cantos Music Foundation, www.cantos.ca]] </p>
 
<p>[[Image:Olson.jpg|thumb|left|Harry Olson]][[Image:RCA Theremin5.jpg|thumb|right|Image courtesy of Cantos Music Foundation, www.cantos.ca]] </p>
  
<p>In 1955, Harry Olson and Herbert Belar complete their work on the first music synthesizer at the [[RCA Laboratories at Princeton, New Jersey|RCA laboratories at Princeton, N.J.]]. It quickly became of interest to musicians and composers, revolutionizing music. Olson publishes the work in an article entitled RCA Electronic Music Synthesizer in January 1955. Called the [[RCA Mark I and Mark II Synthesizers|RCA Mark I Sound Synthesizer]], the invention was to research sound properties, and was later moved to the Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center. </p>
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<p>In 1955, Harry Olson and Herbert Belar completed their work on the first electronic music synthesizer at [[RCA Laboratories at Princeton, New Jersey|RCA's David Sarnoff Research Center in Princeton, New Jersey]]. It quickly became of interest to avant-garde musicians and composers. Olson and Belar published an article entitled "Electronic Music Synthesizer" in 1955. The [[RCA Mark I and Mark II Synthesizers|RCA Mark I Sound Synthesizer]] was intended to reduce the cost of unionized musicians in producing records and soundtracks, but RCA Victor Division ultimately rejected the technology.  The Mark II was donated to the Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center and the Mark I given to the Smithsonian Institution. </p>
  
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Harry Olson
Harry Olson
Image courtesy of Cantos Music Foundation, www.cantos.ca
Image courtesy of Cantos Music Foundation, www.cantos.ca

In 1955, Harry Olson and Herbert Belar completed their work on the first electronic music synthesizer at RCA's David Sarnoff Research Center in Princeton, New Jersey. It quickly became of interest to avant-garde musicians and composers. Olson and Belar published an article entitled "Electronic Music Synthesizer" in 1955. The RCA Mark I Sound Synthesizer was intended to reduce the cost of unionized musicians in producing records and soundtracks, but RCA Victor Division ultimately rejected the technology. The Mark II was donated to the Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center and the Mark I given to the Smithsonian Institution.