Photo Album


Gary Nelson playing the MIDI Horn
during the opening ceremonies for
the new TIMARA studios in 1989.
John Talbert and Gary Lee Nelson with the
prototype of the MIDI Horn in 1987
Close-up of the MIDI Horn
prototype in 1987
Detail of the MIDI Horn prototype including
the comnputer module that translates analog
signals from the Horn into MIDI data.
Nelson in the new studios with
TIMARA student Ted Hobgood, 1989

Gary Lee Nelson in the old TIMARA studios with the Alles Digital Synthesizer. This device is a prototype developed at Bell Laboratories in Murray Hill, New Jersey. It was donated to the TIMARA Department in 1980. Nelson and Talbert did substantial redesign on the instrument and used it to carry out research in real-time digital synthesis until it was superseded by MIDI devices about 1984.
John Moryl, Gary Lee Nelson,
Anne Deane
and Fred Chance
during a rehearsal in 1993
Playing the MIDI Horn
(caricature by Doug Demarco

Very early prototype
of the MIDI Horn.
Youngstown, OH 1963.

All weather model MIDI Horn.
Tuba Christmas, Cleveland, OH 1983.
Nelson during his
heavy metal period.
Interlochen Arts Academy,1989.
Irish model MIDI Horn.
Sugar Hill, IN 1998