Serge Tcherepnin, born 2 February 1941 in France and raised there, is an American composer and electronic-instrument builder who created the Serge Modular Music System.
Between 1966 and 1968 Serge worked at the studio for electronic music of the Cologne Hochschule für Musik. From 1968 he directed the electronic studio of New York University. Starting in 1970 he taught composition and electronic music at the School of Music, California Institute of the Arts. In 1973 together with a number of people formed the People's Synthesizer Project. A mutual self-help project to build a synthesizer that they could all afford. This evolved into the Serge Modular Music Systems company. In 1992 Serge decided to move back to France and "Rex (Probe) was offered to continue the Serge tradition (including the tools of production) at no cost.". Rex then founded Sound Transform Systems. Since 2004 Serge has been working with Ken Stone of CGS who offers his designs on PCBs for the DIY community, and in 2013 briefly with TipTop Audio on a line of synthesizer modules for the Eurorack format. Since 2013 Serge has been working with Laurie Biddulph of Elby Designs and Ken Stone to produce a line of synthesizer modules for the Eurorack format.
- ^ Warren Burt – My History With Music Technology Part 2: San Diego
- ^ Comment by Serge Tcherepnin on facebook, 23 Dec 2015
- ^ Wikipedia:Serge Tcherepnin (Marshall, Ingram. 1975. "New Music at Cal Arts: The First Four Years (1970–74)." Numus 2, no. 1 (Winter): 52–60.)
- ^ History, The unofficial Serge synthesizer web site
- Marshall, Ingram. 1975. "New Music at Cal Arts: The First Four Years (1970–74)." Numus 2, no. 1 (Winter): 52–60.
- The unofficial Serge synthesizer web site
- Serge Modular Owners Group
- As Queer Listening: An Interview with Sergei Tcherepnin by Charles Eppley, Rhizome blog, 17 Sep 2014
- A sample of Serge Tcherepnin, Synapse: The Electronic Music Magazine, Vol.1 No.4, Nov/Dec 1976, p.5 and p.35