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
Ever wonder where the iconic sounds of Breaking Bad came from?
This video, via keyboardmag1, is a studio tour with composer Dave Porter, who scored Breaking Bad with an array of synths in his garage studio. Continue reading
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
Pioneering synthesist Jean Michel Jarre shared this awesome photo of his vintage gear-filled synth lair, which is, he notes, “where the magic happens.”
Sunday Synth Jam: This rare recording captures Leon Theremin and his daughter Natasha (Natalia) Theremin, playing Saint-Saëns’ Swan. Continue reading
In the latest episode of Fact TV’s Against the Clock series, producer Luke Abbot gets 10 minutes in the studio to come up with something. Continue reading
In this video, via Red Bull Music Academy, Jamie Lidell walks an audience through his live set-up during Red Bull Music Academy’s Studio Science New York 2014.
Synthesist Robert Rich is featured on the latest episode of the Art + Music + Technology podcast.
Rich has been releasing electronic music for over thirty years, with an extensive discography of over thirty solo albums and collaborations.
“I interviewed Robert Rich,” notes host Darwin Grosse, “and we ended up wheeling into some pretty cool areas – especially in regards to how he approaches music creation, and how he works in instrumental music without getting bogged down in undesirable labeling.” Continue reading