The latest episode of the Progtopia podcast is a farewell to Edgar Froese (6 June 1944-20 January 2015).
In this episode, Progtopia host Mark Ashby shares his thoughts on Froese’s passing, plays some highlights from Froese’s career; and talks with electronic musician Ian Boddy and journalists John Diliberto, Anil Prasad, and Cliff Pearson, all of whom had a close connection with Froese and his music.
You can listen to A Farewell To Edgar Froese via the embed below or at the Progtopia site: Continue reading
In this video, via castlelizard, composer and performer Terry Riley discusses his 1950-1960 experiments with reel to reel recorders and tape loops. Continue reading
In this video, Robert Fripp demonstrates his ‘Frippertronics’ setup for live looping and overdubbing, using a pair of reel to reel tape recorders. Continue reading
This clip is an unofficial video, via Willy Billiams, that captures a Kraftwerk, performing Trans Europe Express in Amsterdam on Jan 22nd, 2015.
What’s interesting about this clip is the perspective. Continue reading
Among the early announced 2015 Grammy Awards, Aphex Twin (Richard D. James) has received the Best Dance/Electronic Album Grammy, for Syro.
The other nominees included:
- While (1<2), Deadmaus
- Nabuma Rubberband, Little Dragon
- Do It Again, Röyksopp and Robyn
- Damage Control, Mat Zo
Here’s minipops 67 from Syro: Continue reading
Multi-instrumentalist Chris Stack (ExperimentalSynth.com), right, is featured in a new interview in the Art + Music + Technology podcast.
Here’s what host Darwin Grosse has to say about the interview:
Chris Stack is about as multiply-experienced as anyone you can imagine.
He was a marketing manager at Moog Music, and was instrumental in the launch of the Moog Guitar. He’s been working with Paul Vo on his new and unique brand of synthesis. And he runs a little site called ExperimentalSynth.com that highlights interesting new developments in music hardware, and keeps an active feed on Facebook that keeps all of us up-to-date with cool videos.
Sunday Synth Jam: In memory of Edgar Froese, who died last week (Jan 20th) at the age of 70, here is a classic live performance by Tangerine Dream.
The recording comes from a concert at Place des Arts (Montreal), on April 09, 1977. It features the seminal Edgar Froese, Chris Franke & Peter Baumann lineup. Continue reading
The 40+ year history of Kraftwerk is the subject of this new BBC documentary, Kraftwerk Pop Art. Continue reading