Reader Geert Bevin – who’s known to many readers for his performances on the Eigenharp and his gestural music control application GECO – recently spoke at TEDxTartu in Estonia. In his TEDx talk, Bevin argues that we’re entering a new age for digital musicians, driven by several trends:
- Cheap and powerful computers
- New controllers with revolutionary sensors
- New synthesis engines with per-note expression
“This talk is essentially the summary of what I’ve been working on for the past four years at Eigenlabs,” explains Bevin, “with my GECO Leap Motion software and by collaborating with Roger Linn, Steinberg, Moog and Wolfgang Palm.”
“In twenty minutes, I try to explain how digital electronic music is slowly creeping into a new age of unheard expressiveness,” adds Bevin. “All the key technologies are in place and are slowly becoming mature.”
The video is about 25 minutes long and includes an accessible discussion of the state of the art for several music technologies, along with music demonstrations.
Are we entering into a new ‘golden age’ for digital musicians? Check out the video and then share your thoughts!