This video is a profile of minimalist composer Steve Reich, in which he talks about his music, his influences, his very lo-fi ‘funky home tape recorders’ and other early gear, and his inspiration for his classic Music for 18 Musicians. Continue reading
Sunday Synth Jam: This video captures a performance by Kebu, live at the Assembly Computer Festival at Hartwall Arena, Helsinki, 2.8.2013.
The tune, Le Carnaval des Étoiles, is from Kebu’s album, To Jupiter and Back. Continue reading
Sunday Synth Jam: This retronica synth jam, Being John Carpenter 2, is inspired by the synth scores of director/composer John Carpenter. Continue reading
Sunday Synth Jam: This video captures a nighttime synth improvisation, More Or Less, via millolab. Continue reading
This the music video for Harold Budd’s Jane 8, from his recent album, Jane 1-11. Continue reading
Free Music Friday: This is the music video for ANGLE’s Trigger Riot. Continue reading
Worth watching: This vintage (1969) BBC program looks at “experimental music education,” of the time. We’re not sure if it’s the most awesome thing ever – or the most disturbing. Either way, it’s a fascinating look at how some of the avant garde musical approaches of the day – including electronics and system music - were brought into the classroom. Continue reading
The Computer Orchestra is a crowdsourcing platform, created by Simon de Diesbach, Jonas Lacôte, Laura Perrenoud, that allows users to create and conduct their own orchestra.
Users can choose to upload their own music or download samples to integrate into their formation Once the ‘orchestra’ is configured, users can direct it with the movements of their body.
Here’s a demo of the Computer Orchestra: Continue reading