Reverberations: Tape + Electronic Music 1961-1970 is a 12-CD retrospective of the music of electronic music pioneer Pauline Oliveros. The set has been out of print and a is getting rereleased via a Kickstarter campaign.
Reverberations is a 12 disc collection of Pauline Oliveros’ early and unreleased electronic work, including her very first piece for tape made in 1961. The majority of these pieces have never before been released.
Oliveros helped found the San Francisco Tape Music Center; in the 60s, has taught music at Mills, UofC, Oberlin & Rensselaer; and her electroacoustic music has explored improvisation, meditation, psychoacoustic space and the idea of ‘deep listening’. Continue reading
This video, by Andy McCreeth, captures the Will Gregory Moog Ensemble performing at a recent rehearsal.
In the video, the group is playing English Country Dance, from Gregory’s composition, The Service Of Tim Henman.
Will Gregory is partners with Alison Goldfrapp in the synthpop duo Goldfrapp. The Will Gregory Moog Ensemble first performed together in 2005, as part of the Bath Festival, recreating some of the Switched on Bach arrangements of Wendy Carlos. Continue reading
This mini-documentary, Sensation of Swimming in the Sound, takes a look at Lydia Kavina, one of the leading performing musicians on the theremin. Continue reading
Producer/performer Solovox (Earl Carlton Tietze III) has been live-streaming synth jams, on Fridays, from his studio in Portland.
The Solovox Podcast is a video podcast that features a live internet stream, showing him performing existing tracks and improvising new music.
Heres an example of a recent Solovox Podcast: Continue reading
Saturday Synth Porn: This video, via Future Music Magazine, offers a look inside the incredible Detroit studio of Celldweller.
Electronic music pioneer Giorgio Moroder turned 74 at Moogfest 2014, where he was both a featured speaker and performer. Continue reading
This vintage video promo features Giorgio Moroder, ‘plugged in, turned on & creating musical magic from thin air and solid state electronics’. Continue reading
At Moogfest 2014, Keith Emerson performed last night, giving a powerful performance with his band and sharing anecdotes about meeting Robert Moog and trying to get a Moog modular for free (and failing).
As a sign of his enduring popularity, Emerson and his band played to a standing room only audience, though his performance was scheduled at the same time as Krafwerk’s.
Emerson delivered what the audience came for, shaking the Diana Wortham Theater with the monster modular sounds of Lucky Man and Fanfare For The Common Man. Continue reading