American modular synthesist, Doug Lynner, performs experimental electronic music internationally, teaches music composition and synthesis, and, creates modular synthesizer tutorials for the electronic music community.
Doug is known for his intimate, “In-The-Circuit” performance style. That style has given birth to his “Living Synthesis” compositions - part fixed composition, part improvisation, and part circuit immersion.
His process is to create unique instruments for each performance that are self-active and cross-influencing in which he participates through direct interaction with each instrument’s autonomic activities through their knobs, switches and patch cords.
Basing his aesthetic upon the notion of “sound for sound’s sake” he explores the intrinsic value of sound through mixtures of ambient, avant-garde, rhythmic and soundscape genres.
Doug received a BFA in Music Composition from California Institute of The Arts where his mentors were Morton Subotnick, Harold Budd, James Tenney, Leonid Hambro, and, Nicholas England.
He was the editor and publisher of Synapse Magazine.