Ninstruments’ Chris Blarsky Interview

chris-blarskyNinstruments’ Chris Blarsky is featured in the latest episode of the Arts + Music + Technology podcast.

Blarsky, right with a giant balloon creation, is known for creating Gameboy music systems and creating custom Eurorack hacks of Pittsburgh Oscillator, Moog Werkstatt and the TI Speak & Read.

In this audio interview, host Darwin Grosse talks with Blarsky about where his interests in music and hacking came from (Commodore 64), Ninstrument and game music.  Continue reading

Music In The Age of Democratization, With Ableton’s Gerhard Behles & Coldcut’s Matt Black

As part of Berlin’s recent Social Media Week, Peter Kirn, editor of createdigitalmusic.com hosted this conversation with Matt Black (Ninjatune founder and member of A/V group Coldcut), and Gerhard Behles, (CEO of Ableton and former member of Monolake).

Behles and Black are both technologists and musicans, and the hour+ discussion delves into the intended and unintended consequences of today’s music technologies.  Continue reading

Holly Herndon Interview

Composer/sound artist Holly Herndon is featured in the latest interview via Red Bull Music Academy.

Her work is techno-infused music in the electroacoustic tradition. She uses her voice prominently as a sound source, but transforms it almost beyond recognition, using a laptop & Max/MSP.  Continue reading