Vangelis And The Journey to Ithaka is a new documentary on the Greek composer.
In this brief except from the film, we get a look at the custom set up that Vangelis uses and how he uses it to create improvised symphonic electronic compositions.
Check it out and let us know what you think! Continue reading
I Am The Center: Private Issue New Age Music In America 1950-1990 is a new retrospective compilation that looks at ‘new age’ music.
Label Light In The Attic Records describes the anthology as “the first major anthology to survey the golden age of new age”. It features some better-known new age artists, such as Steven Halpern, Constance Demby, Laraaji and Michael Stearns, along with works by seminal artists of the genre and other important works.
Here’s what they have to say about the retrospective: Continue reading
Reader Ryan Martin let us know that his label, DAIS Records has an upcoming release that features vintage Buchla works by composer David First.
Here’s what they have to say about the album, David First: Electronic Works 1976 - 1977:
During his time at Princeton, First was introduced to the classical electronic music studio there, a lonely outpost of the famed Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center which housed one of the very first Buchla 100 series systems acquired by Vladimir Ussachevsky & Otto Luening.
Synthesizers.com’s Roger Arrick has shared a great collection of photos of the Moog synthesizer factory in 1977, taken by William Beith.
Beith visited the Moog factory at its Cheektowaga, NY location as part of his work for Gibson Guitars.
The photos are very evocative, because of the both the content and the age of the film. And the pictures capture the factory when some of Moog’s most iconic instruments were in production. Continue reading
This video is the official trailer for Elektro Moskva – a new documentary, by Elena Tikhonova and Dominik Spritzendorfer, that looks at electronic music in Russia: Continue reading
Reader Eric Pitra lets us know about a new documentary that he is doing the score for, Cassette, that looks at the cassette audio tape.
The documentary looks like it will will be interesting to electronic musicians interested in the history and culture of cassette audio tape. Continue reading