April 11, 2021

Words about music (581): Marco Benevento

photo: Matt Long
I guess like most kids, your parents kind of make you take piano lessons, so I got into piano, and then my folks got me a synthesizer, and that was when my eyes lit up. I’d put headphones on and figure out how to make sounds and stuff and then they got me a four-track recorder and a drum machine, and I was in my room a lot, just playing all the time. And then they got me like a Korg PolySix, which is like an analog keyboard from the late 70s or early 80s, and then I got it so I got all into that stuff. My parents are so awesome – they also got me a Hammond organ when I was 16, for my 16th birthday, because I wouldn’t shut up about how much I loved the Hammond!

Marco Benevento

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