Morton Subotnick (born April 14, 1933, in Los Angeles, California, USA) is an American composer of electronic music and an innovator in works involving instruments and other media, including interactive computer music systems. Most of his music calls for a computer part, or live electronic processing; his oeuvre utilizes many of the important technological breakthroughs in the history of the genre. In the early 1960's, Subotnik, along with Pauline Oliveros
and Ramon Sender
, formed the San Francisco Tape Music Center
. He was also one of the founding members of California Institute Of The Arts
, where he taught for many years. He is married to Joan La Barbara
with whom he collaborates.