Buchla Music Easel Demo

This colorful video features sound artist Charles Cohen improvising on a 1970’s Buchla Music Easel.

This extremely rare instrument is one of Don Buchla’s 200 series. Buchla (a pioneer of audio synthesis) only manufactured 14 of these units. The entire film was edited from an hour-long set of free improvisation, with audio was taken directly from Charles’ mixing board.

All of the photography and editing was produced by Alex Tyson, a sound and video artist from Pennsylvania. The film was shot in 16:9 720p High Definition format, using the Letus35 Extreme and a 35mm LensBaby 3GPL.

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2 thoughts on “Buchla Music Easel Demo

  1. This is gorgeous, but it’s a shame they never figure out how to make these affordable and reliable enough for musicians to use.

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