‘Bach To Moog’ Sneak Preview

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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

Handel’s ‘Alla Hornpipe’ On Haken Continuum Fingerboard

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

BT Raises $100K For Electronic Opus Symphony Concerts

bt-opus-electronicaIt 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