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.
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’.