Electronic dance music pioneer Giorgio Moroder – who’s still showing people how it’s done at age 74 – has released a new track, Giorgio’s Theme.
The track is being released as a free download as part of Adult Swim’s 2014 summer singles program, which will be releasing one free digital single per week through September 22.
You can listen to the track via the embed below. It is available as a free download (.zip mp3) via the Adult Swim site.
Check it out and let us know what you think of it! Continue reading
This vintage video promo features Giorgio Moroder, ‘plugged in, turned on & creating musical magic from thin air and solid state electronics’. Continue reading
In this video, electronic music pioneer Morton Subotnick explains his Buchla modular synthesizer setup. Continue reading
In this vintage video (from 1980), electronic music pioneer Suzanne Ciani explains how synthesizers work. Continue reading
Sunday Synth Jam: This video captures a live performance by Kraftwerk at the Latitude Festival, earlier this year: Continue reading
The LA Times reports that Robert Moog, ‘EDM pioneer’ has been inducted into the Inventors Hall Of Fame..
We’re glad to see Moog get well-deserved recognition – even if it’s for throwing down sick beats, dropping the bass and all that EDM stuff that he’s so well known for.
Pioneering electronic musician Bruce Haack visited Mr Rogers Neighborhood on May 22, 1968, blowing minds of children everywhere.
Watch closely, and you’ll see that Haack demonstrates a wide range of electronic music techniques that a lot of musicians would consider experimental today, close to 50 years later. Haack’s techniques included circuit bending, found instruments, experimental instrument interfaces, skin conductance music controllers, gestural controllers and more. Continue reading
The BBC has published some online demonstrations that recreate the sounds of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop using the Web Audio API:
Explore the BBC sound of the 1960s with our 4 demos of Radiophonic equipment, built with the new Web Audio API standard. Each demo comes with commented code, so you can learn how to build your own audio applications.
The demos include simulations of the Workshop’s gunfire effects, the ‘Wobbulator’, tape loops & a ring modulator.