The Benders Circuit Documents The LA Underground Audiovisual Performance Scene

The Benders Circuit is a documentary, currently in production, about the underground audio-visual performance scene in and around Los Angeles, California.

This movie features performing artists in the Los Angeles area who use customized electronics and/or modular synthesizers to create unique audio-visual experiences. Continue reading

Tangerine Dream Documentary Announced

tangerine-dream-documentary TAG/TRAUM has announced plans for the first feature-length documentary about Edgar Froese & Tangerine Dream.

The film promises to include rare footage of Tangerine Dream; interviews with famous artists and collaborators, including Michael Mann, Volker Schloendorff, Brian May, Paul Brickman, Jean-Michel Jarre and Jim Rakete; and both current and former members of the band.

The filmmakers plan to fund production of the Tangerine Documentary via a Kickstarter project, which is expected to kick off May 1st. Continue reading

Taylor Holliday On Audulus 3, Music Apps On The iPad Pro & More

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Audulus developer Taylor Holliday

Earlier this month, developer Taylor Holliday released Audulus 3 – a major update to his modular audio app for iOS, Mac & Windows.

Now that Audulus 3 is available, Holliday had time to answer some questions about his background, the new Audulus release, his thoughts on the iPad Pro and more. 

Synthtopia: For readers that may not be familiar with Audulus yet, give us your ‘elevator pitch’ summary of what it is and why electronic musicians should check it out….. Continue reading

An Interview With Leafcutter John On The Art + Music + Technology Podcast

leafcutter-johnThe latest episode of the Art + Music + Technology podcast is an interview with London-based songwriter & electronic music artist Leafcutter John.

Here’s what host Darwin Grosse has to say about the interview:

I’ve gotten so many requests to interview Leafcutter John – but it really blew up after his recent work at the Ableton Loop conference. I reached out to him and he was nice enough to say “Yes” to the interview request. What was cool is that it started out like an interview, but quickly turned into a chat about how we do our respective things.

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