It looks like there are a lot of people interested in seeing and hearing electronic symphonic music.
The BT Electronic Opus project – a planned symphonic + electronic performance series and album – has raised $100K via Kickstarter.
BT plans to create hybrid symphonic electronic arrangements of 12-14 of his tracks and then perform them with a hybrid orchestra. Continue reading
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
In this video, via Syntegrator, synthesis and producer BT tells the story of his first synth, a Roland Juno 106 – how he saved lawn mowing money to buy it, how it was stolen when he was on tour and how the story of his first synth has a happy ending. BT’s story starts at about the 2:00 mark.
The Kiwi-106 is a hardware upgrade to the classic Juno 106 that adds a variety of upgrades, ranging from 512 patch memory to patch editor control of parameters to additional envelope generators and LFOs. Continue reading
Last year, Dubspot presented a special sound design workshop with electronic producer and software programmer BT.
This video captures BT discussing and demoing a free tool, Composers Desktop Project (CDP), that he uses for experimental sound design. Continue reading
Superstar electronic music producer BT & Dr Richard Boulanger, Professor of Electronic Production and Design at Berklee College of Music, have released a new music app, MUSE, which works with the Leap Motion controller & OS X.
The MUSE app gives the user the ability to create ambient electronic music using gestures, captured by the Leap Motion.
Here’s an introduction into MUSE and how it works: Continue reading
This video, via the 2014 NAMM Show, takes a look at iZotope Break Tweaker – BT’s unique drum machine/beat mangler. Continue reading
BT and iZotope have announced BreakTweaker – a new beat mangling app.
Designed by BT (the producer behind Stutter Edit) and developed by iZotope, BreakTweaker is a described as ‘futuristic drum sculpting and beat sequencing machine’.
Here’s the official BreakTweaker intro: Continue reading
BT – Skylarking, from A Song Across Wires
Music video by Christopher Andrew.