Village of Trumansburg, NY has installed a new historical marker, placed outside of the building that housed the original R.A. Moog company on Main Street. The building is where the Moog modular and Minimoog were developed and produced. Michelle Moog-Koussa, Executive Director of The Bob Moog Foundation, and composer David Borden (Mother Mallard’s Portable Masterpiece Company) unveiled the… Read More Trumansburg, NY Unveils R. A. Moog Historical Marker
This video, via Electronic Voyager, captures an interview with Canadian composer John Mills-Cockell, whose resume includes scores for The National Arts Centre, Toronto Dance Theatre, Toronto Repertory Orchestra and others; being a founding member of electronic rock band Syrinx and the multimedia group, Intersystems; and scoring Terror Train.
The producers of Electronic Voyager, an upcoming documentary about Bob Moog, shared this video interview with synth pioneer Herb Deutsch.
Atlantic Films and You Know Films have announced plans to release the Roland TR-808 documentary, 808, simultaneously on Apple Music/iTunes and in theaters, later this year. The film chronicles the story of the Roland TR-808 drum machine and its use in popular music. The film features commentary and contributions from Pharrell Williams, Afrika Bambaataa, The… Read More 808 Documentary Getting Simultaneous Apple Music/iTunes & Theatrical Release
In this new interview, via Q on CBC, classical composer Steve Reich reflects with host Shadrach Kabango on his career in classical music.
Light in the Attic records has announced that it is reissuing a vintage collection of work by the BBC Radiophonic Workshop. The 1979 collection BBC Radiophonic Workshop: 21 will be reissued on June 24th. Here’s what they have to say about the album:
The VODER “talking machine,” originally created by Bell Laboratories for the 1939 New York World’s Fair and San Francisco Exhibitions, has been recreated using modern components made by Synthetic Sound Labs (SSL), under contract by Nokia Bell Labs. The new VODER is going to be played later this month as part of the Human Digital… Read More Synthetic Sound Labs Recreates 1939 VODER Talking Machine
Keith Emerson, the synth god of a generation, has died at age 71.