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
Sunday Synth Jam: In this video, multi-instrumentalist Peter Pringle performs In Trutina, from Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana.
Here’s what he has to say about it: Continue reading
Nonesuch Records has released a new album by electroacoustic pioneer Steve Reich, Radio Rewrite.
The title piece references two songs by the English band Radiohead. Alan Pierson conducts this premiere recording of Radio Rewrite, which was composed in 2012.
The album also includes recordings of Electric Counterpoint (1987) and Piano Counterpoint, which is a 2011 transcription by Vincent Corver of Reich’s 1973 Six Pianos. The works are performed, respectively, by Radiohead’s guitarist, Jonny Greenwood, and pianist Vicky Chow, who is a member of the Bang on a Can All-Stars. Continue reading