The latest episode of Motherboard‘s Sound Builders features sonic artist and environmental designer Mileece, who creates music with electronics and plants.
Mileece’s work uses a combination of sensors and software to sonify plant biofeedback. Continue reading
Tristan Perich: Mind the Machine is a video profile of visual artist and composer Tristan Perich.
Perich is best known for his series of 1-bit electronic works, including 1-Bit Music and 1-Bit Symphony. Continue reading
Justin H Brierley has launched a Kickstarter project to help raise funds to produce a documentary on electronic music pioneer Tod Dockstader.
Dockstader is a composer, film maker, cartoonist, writer and, now, an Alzheimer’s patient. Continue reading
Multi-instrumentalist Adrian Belew is running a Kickstarter project to help develop Flux, a new application and format for music that promises to never play a song the same way twice.
According to Belew, it’s a format for music that reflects changes in the way we live our lives and even think: Continue reading
Composer Dave Bessell let us know about an upcoming concert that will be of interest to a lot of electronic music fans – a live performance by ‘synth supergroup’ Node.
Performed on an extremely rare collection of vintage analogue synthesizers, some of which are shown above, Node’s music ranges from dense textural atmospheres to minimal evolving rhythms. It’s been described as like ‘the soundtrack to some long forgotten sci fi film’.
Node will be performing at Feb 27, 2015 at 8:30 pm, at the Royal College of Music in London. Continue reading
James Murphy (LCD Soundsystem) and IBM recently collaborated on a music project for the U.S. Open that explored creating a soundtrack to the event, based on the sonification of data from each tennis match.
In a nutshell, IBM developers built algorithms that mapped each player’s movement to audio samples, automatically creating ambient soundscapes based on the matches. Continue reading
Richard D. James included a bone for the gearheads in the artwork for his latest Aphex Twin album, Syro. Continue reading
Basta Music has announced a vinyl reissue of Raymond Scott’s Soothing Sounds for Baby series of electronic music albums.
The unusual three-album set, originally released in 1964, targets three age groups:
- Volume 1 is 1 to 6 months;
- Volume 2 is 6 to 12 months; and
- Volume 3 is 12 to 18.
While we’re not sure how many babies or parents were soothed by Scott’s Soothing Sounds for Babies, the albums are sought ought by electronic music fans as pioneering examples of pure electronic music. Continue reading