Oblique is a Max For Live device that puts a little Eno into Ableton Live.
Oblique Strategies (subtitled Over One Hundred Worthwhile Dilemmas) is originally a deck of printed cards created by Brian Eno and Peter Schmidt and first published in 1975. Each card offers an aphorism intended to help artists (particularly musicians) break creative blocks by encouraging lateral thinking. Continue reading
What Difference Does It Make: A Film About Making Music – is a free documentary film that delves into the challenges and triumphs of living “a life in music.”
The documentary traces the stages of development that musicians experience, and goes beyond the topic of music to explore questions ‘about life itself.’
The film features interviews with dozens of seasoned music professionals including Brian Eno, Giorgio Moroder, Nile Rodgers, Skream, Richie Hawtin, Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry and James Murphy, among others.
The movie is available as a free stream (above). Continue reading
Gavin Russom walks through the process of creating a track, as a project for Moog Music and Self-Titled Magazine. Continue reading
In this vintage interview, Robert Sandall and Mark Russell talke to Brian Eno about Generative Music in 1996.
Note: This is an audio interview – from the BBC Radio 3 program Mixing It. Brian Eno talks about generative music and his floppy disk album Generative Music 1. Continue reading
Brian Eno is best known for his work as a producer and pioneer of ambient music genre – but this profile, Light and Time, takes a look at his ‘ambient art’: Continue reading
This video captures a performance by Conrad Tao of his work, iridescence, for piano and iPad.
The composition, from 18-year-old American pianist/composer Tao’s debut album Voyages, features the Reactable Mobile app on his Apple iPad. In the piece, Reactable is used for both synth lines and real-time processing of his piano playing, via the iPad microphone.
The work manages to bridge the electroacoustic tradition of classical electronic music and the genre-making ambient work of Brian Eno and Harold Budd. It also is a great demonstration of the possibilities of inexpensive music apps, in creative hands.
Most of all, though, Tao’s work is interesting as a performance, which is too rare in both electroacoustic and ambient music.
Here’s some background on the composition: Continue reading
This video features seminal ambient music artist and producer Brian Eno sharing his thoughts on art and opportunity.
Forbes has released a list of the World’s Highest Paid Musicians for 2012.
And, yet again, international superballer Richard D. James, right, did not make the cut.
Forbes embeds the list in an ungodly long and slow slideshow, but you can cut to the chase and check it out below.