The legacy of Tod Dockstader is the subject of this episode of the Art + Music + Technology podcast.
Dockstader died recently, at the age of 82, leaving behind a body of work that he described as ‘organized sound’.
In this podcast, host Darwin Grosse talks with Justin Brierley, who spent a lot of time with Tod Dockstader before his death.
Justin Brierley had been interacting with Dockstader and his daughter Tina for some time, starting with his interest during a stint at school. He subsequently was able to work with Tod’s computer (containing much unreleased material), but perhaps more importantly he was able to spend time with Tod before his death, talking about music and more. Continue reading
This video, the third in Boiler Room‘s ‘Stay True’ series. visits Warsaw, Poland to look at Polish electronic music pioneers. Continue reading
George Mattson has been working with and building synths for about 40 years. He invented the first keytar synthesizer, created the Mattson Mini-Modular synthesizer and is now working with Synthrotek on a new line of Eurorack modules. Continue reading
In this series of video interviews, British percussionist Colin Currie talks to one of the founding fathers of minimalism, composer Steve Reich. Continue reading
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
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.
The 40+ year history of Kraftwerk is the subject of this new BBC documentary, Kraftwerk Pop Art. Continue reading
This video, via Cool Hunting, is a visit to the awesome synth lair of composer Mark Mothersbaugh (Devo, Pee Wee’s Playhouse, Rugrats, The Lego Movie).
The bright green, circular building of Mutato Muzika in Los Angeles is easy to spot when cruising down Sunset Boulevard. Inside is the studio of Mark Mothersbaugh, founding member of DEVO and award-winning Hollywood composer.
Over the years, Mothersbaugh has accumulated a vast collection of synths. In this video, he reveals the stories behind some of his synth rarities. More importantly, he reveals the secret of ‘We smell sausage’.