The first ever international academic conference on Kraftwerk will take place at Aston University on Jan 21-22, 2015.
Kraftwerk specialists from Britain, Finland, Austria, the Netherlands and the US, will present papers dealing with the band’s music and the impact it has had on other artists.
Details on the conference are available at the University’s site.
The latest interview from Red Bull Music Academy features composer and synthesist Isao Tomita, best known for his classitronica albums.
The discussion, in Japanese with subtitles, was held on October 13 as part of RBMA Tokyo 2014. Continue reading
The latest installment of the Preservation Sound video series, A Single Tool Cuts A Clear Path, takes a look at Mates of State – and at how an unplanned encounter with an unusual instrument can provide direction for a vibrant and idiosyncratic body of musical work.
Director Chuck Przybyl’s Box Of Sound is a short documentary, embedded above, that explores the work of Chicago audio technician and circuit bender Antoine Kattar. Continue reading
This awesome vintage photo captures Micky Dolenz of The Monkees, looking super-cool playing the Moog modular (around June 1967). Continue reading
It looks like the new documentary on electronic music pioneer Suzanne Ciani – A Life in Waves, is on. The Kickstarter project to fund production has passed its funding target, with several days to go. Continue reading
At this weekend’s Timewarp performance, Richie Hawtin demonstrated what happens when you put your video phone in his face while he’s performing.
Hawtin today apologized for the incident in a statement: Continue reading
In this vintage tutorial video, Steve Porcaro (Toto), explains how to make bass sounds with a Moog Minimoog. Continue reading