Master synthesist Robert Rich is featured in the latest interview from Red Bull Music Academy Tokyo 2014.
In the nearly 2 hour discussion, Rich talks about music as ritual, modular synths, mastering advice, magic, sampling tree frogs and psytrance raves.
Robert Rich Interview Summary:
This Bay Area ambient pioneer began building his own synthesizer at the age of 13 – around the same time he became interested in avant-garde and minimal composition. By the time he got to college at Stanford (around 1981), he began organizing “sleep concerts,” playing abstract drones and soundscapes to influence audiences’ REM cycles.