William L. Biersach

Expert on rock music of the 1960s and ’70s, the decline of western civilization, modular synthesizers and the Chapman Stick

Lecturer in electro-acoustic music, synthesizer techniques and the history of rock and roll, USC Thornton School of Music


  • the Beatles
  • rock and popular music of the 1960s and ’70s
  • the 1960s – cultural, societal, moral and religious implications
  • modern studio recording techniques
  • Ultra-realism
  • decline of western civilization and the triumph of vulgarity

Additional Information

  • Composer, performer and producer of albums Filaxis: Reconsidered (2000) and The Great Apple River Down Stream Inner Tube Float (2000)
  • Author (fiction) of The Search for Saint Valeria (2005), The Darkness Did Not (2004) and The Endless Knot (2001)
  • Author of “Sach on the Rocks” column for The Seamus Journal (Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the U.S.); “Beatles” course featured in The New York Times, CNN and Prime Time Live; and “Classic Rock” course featured in Rolling Stone