New Documentary About Suzanne Ciani: A Life in Waves

Editor Bradford Thomason let us know about a new documentary that he’s working on about electronic music pioneer Suzanne Ciani.

Suzanne Ciani: A Life in Waves is an upcoming feature-length documentary film that explores Ciani’s life and work.

If you watched television, went to the movies or listened to the radio in the 80s and 90s, you’ve heard Suzanne Ciani’s work, whether you knew it or not. Continue reading

BT Plans Electronic Opus – Orchestral Electronica Concerts & Album

Electronica artist, film composer and technologist BT has announced plans for Electronic Opus – an immersive ‘electronic symphonic’ album project.

Electronic Opus will draw on BT’s classical background, featuring hybrid symphonic + electronic arrangements of his compositions. It will be produced by BT and Video Games Live creator Tommy Tallarico. 

“This collaboration is an acoustical merging of tradition and technology, not simply symphonic versions of popular EDM songs,” says Tallarico. “This ‘electronic symphonic’ collaboration reinvents what a 21st century symphonic experience can be: incredible high-energy, melodic electronic music from one of the top artists in the field, blended with the artistic and cultural merits of a full symphony.” Continue reading

Roland Announces ‘Aira House Originator’ Events In NYC, Minneapolis, Atlanta

Roland_AIRA_House_Originators_SeriesRoland has announced a series of Aira House Originator events, in NYC, Minneapolis and Atlanta.

The events will feature Roland’s AIRA Crew and a local originator of a style or movement in electronic music. The ‘originators’ include producers Frankie Bones, Freddy Fresh, DJ Pierre (Phuture) and others.

The events are designed for musicians and music aficionados to be able to learn about both the history and technology of electronic music production and performance.  Continue reading

The Knick Soundtrack – Cliff Martinez

the-knick-soundtrackSteven Soderbergh’s new series on Cinemax, The Knick, is a period drama about the staff of a New York hospital in the early 20th century. But, unlike most historical dramas, it features a modern electronic score, by Cliff Martinez.

“As usual, Steven and I rarely spoke and instead communicated via mental telepathy,” said Martinez. “In so many words he told me: ‘We’re all going to recreate early 1900s New York as authentically as possible…except for you. I want the music to be modern and electronic.’” Continue reading