Alexander Keefe writes about art, media and aesthetics in South Asia. His work has appeared in magazines including Bidoun, Art Asia Pacific, Artforum.com and Tank. He did graduate work in Sanskrit, Urdu and Persian at Harvard University, and has divided his time between the United States and India since 1995.
Subcontinental Synth: David Tudor and the First Moog in India by Alexander Keefe
By all accounts David Tudor was a superb Indian cook. He was other things, too. Widely considered to be the finest performer of the increasingly demanding new piano music of the midcentury, Tudor, who died in 1996 at the age of 70, maintained a busy touring schedule as the accompanist for Merce Cunningham’s dance company for more than 40 years.