Kurt Stenzel & The Score To Jodorowsky’s Dune

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Science fiction & synth sounds combine in the soundtrack to Jodorowsky’s Dune – a new documentary that tells the story of “the greatest science fiction movie never made”.

The documentary looks at filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky’s failed attempt to bring Frank Herbert’s sci-fi classic Dune to the screen. Jodorowsky enlisted an elite group of artists to flesh out his vision, who would go on to contribute to films like Star Wars & Alien. Jodorowsky’s take on Dune never got made.

In the new documentary, director Frank Pavich presents a look at what might have been, set to an analog synthesizer-laden soundtrack by composer Kurt Stenzel.

We contacted Stenzel to find out more about the soundtrack and how it came to be. Continue reading

Mark Verbos Interview On Art+Music+Technology Podcast

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Mark Verbos, creator of the Verbos Electronics modular synthesizer system, is featured in the latest episode of the Art+Music+Technology podcast.

“Mark and I have a history that goes back to the days of working with Grant Richter (Wiard) in the basement of his Milwaukee home,” notes host Darwin Grosse. “We spend a little time getting caught up. I hope you enjoy it!”

You can listen to the interview via the embed below or at the A+M+T site: Continue reading

Sean McBride Interview (Xeno & Oaklander)

This video captures an extended interview with Sean McBride. The interview one of the extended interviews done in the process of creating the I Dream Of Wires modular synthesizer documentary.  Continue reading

Interview With Olivier Gillet (Mutable Instruments)

olivier-gillet-mutable-instrumentsThe latest episode of Darwin Grosse’s Art + Music + Tech interview series features Olivier Gillet – the man behind Mutable Instruments.

Mutable Instruments makes the Shruthi, Anushri and Ambika synths, and a variety Eurorack synth modules.

Gillet is also (far in the past) the developer behind “Chocopoolp”, the company that created the Palm software Bhaji’s Loops.

“Olivier is an amazingly open and creative guy,” notes host Darwin Grosse, “and shared not only his history, but also his philosophy behind his open hardware/software systems and ideas for learning about music hardware development.” Continue reading