Moog Music has released a new preview video for Bach To Moog – a new album, by Craig Leon, that explores using the Moog modular synthesizer as part of a classical ensemble.
Bach to Moog, coming May 4th from Sony Classical, showcases the reissued Moog Modular Synthesizer, as well as other current Moog synthesizer, in new arrangements of the work of Johann Sebastian Bach.
Unlike the Walter/Wendy Carlos classic, Switched On Bach, the arrangements handle the synthesizer as part of a classical ensemble, rather than an alternative.
Here’s a video preview: Continue reading
This video, via Bowers & Wilkins, is a preview for the upcoming Society of Sound release, The Will Gregory Moog Ensemble’s Undercurrents. Continue reading
In this video, via castlelizard, composer and performer Terry Riley discusses his 1950-1960 experiments with reel to reel recorders and tape loops. Continue reading
Sunday Synth Jam: This video captures a performance (with multitrack backing) of Alla Hornpipe from Handel’s Water Music, Suite #2 in D major.
The performance, by Mark Smart, is dedicated to the memory of his father Mervin Smart (1934-1991,) who loved Handel’s music. Continue reading
These videos, via Pallav Pandya, capture a pair of improvisations that demonstrate his approach to Indian pitch inflection on keyboards. Continue reading
Sunday Synth Jam: This video captures Thijs Lodewijk (ludoWic) performing Chopin’s Prelude in E-Minor op.28 no. 4. Continue reading
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
Sunday Synth Jam: This video, via Ed Zuccollo, captures his performance of a synthesizer rendition of Douglas Lilburn’s Aotearoa Overture.
Zuccollo created the arrangement for a performance as part of the APRA 49th Silver Scrolls awards in Wellington. Continue reading