Electro-Music Festival Coming To NY

electro-music_Festival_pyxl8rThe electro-music festival, sometimes called the “Woodstock of electronic music,” is the world’s premiere event for experimental electronic music. Now in its tenth year, the gathering this year features three “mind-bending” days of innovative electronic music concerts, seminars, workshops, demonstrations, jam sessions, video art, a laptop battle, and a swap-meet. The festival will run from Friday, September 5, through September 7.

A wide variety of instruments and musical styles will be represented, ranging from theremin to analog modular synthesizers to home made devices, from classic space music and ambient to abstract electronica, glitch, electro-pop and beat-oriented music.
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Synthesizers + The Undead Meet In Zombies 1985

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Synthesist Tara Busch let us know about a Kickstarter project she’s involved with, Zombies 1985.

The project is to help fund a short film, set in 1985, about a self-obsessed man who fails to notice the Zombie Apocalypse happening around him. The film will have a live score by Busch and Benge Edwards.

Project backers, at all levels, will receive digital copies of the score, with backers at higher level getting physical copies, signed copies of the script and the opportunity to take part in the film as a zombie extra.  Continue reading

Two Decades Of Aphex Twin’s Selected Ambient Works Volume II

This video captures a hour+ discussion at CCRMA by author Marc Weidenbaum on Two Decades of Aphex Twin’s Selected Ambient Works Volume II.

Weidenbaum’s discussion focuses on the “cultural afterlife” that the album has experienced in the two decades since its initial release on the Warp and Sire labels in 1994.

The discussion is based on Weidenbaum’s book in the 33 1/3 series, Selected Ambient Works Volume II. Continue reading