The legacy of Tod Dockstader is the subject of this episode of the Art + Music + Technology podcast.
Dockstader died recently, at the age of 82, leaving behind a body of work that he described as ‘organized sound’.
In this podcast, host Darwin Grosse talks with Justin Brierley, who spent a lot of time with Tod Dockstader before his death.
Justin Brierley had been interacting with Dockstader and his daughter Tina for some time, starting with his interest during a stint at school. He subsequently was able to work with Tod’s computer (containing much unreleased material), but perhaps more importantly he was able to spend time with Tod before his death, talking about music and more. Continue reading
Multi-instrumentalist Chris Stack (ExperimentalSynth.com), right, is featured in a new interview in the Art + Music + Technology podcast.
Here’s what host Darwin Grosse has to say about the interview:
Chris Stack is about as multiply-experienced as anyone you can imagine.
He was a marketing manager at Moog Music, and was instrumental in the launch of the Moog Guitar. He’s been working with Paul Vo on his new and unique brand of synthesis. And he runs a little site called ExperimentalSynth.com that highlights interesting new developments in music hardware, and keeps an active feed on Facebook that keeps all of us up-to-date with cool videos.
Dan Green of Eurorack modular synth manufacturer 4ms is featured in latest video in the Muffwiggler interview series. Continue reading
The latest episode of the Art + Music + Technology podcast is an interview with Andrew Kilpatrick, right, of electronics manufacturer Kilpatrick Audio.
Kilpatrick Audio is known for making modules in the Eurorack format and also in their own 4U Kilpatrick Format.
“One of the most important things to me is making real things,” notes Kilpatrick at his site. “I like things I can hold in my hand. I like things that feel well-made. I like to dream up an idea for a device and then just build it and try it.” Continue reading
The latest interview from Red Bull Music Academy features composer and synthesist Isao Tomita, best known for his classitronica albums.
The discussion, in Japanese with subtitles, was held on October 13 as part of RBMA Tokyo 2014. Continue reading
Sonic State’s roving reporter Edd Butterworth visited SchneidersLaden in Berlin – one of the world’s great synth stores – and met owner Andreas Schneider.
In this video interview, Schneider shares his thoughts on synthesizers and gives a tour of some of the great gear available at SchneidersLaden. Continue reading
This video captures a 1987 Video Soul interview with Roger Troutman of the Zapp Band.
The discussion focuses on Troutman’s use of synthesizers with a ‘talk box’ or ‘voice box’.
The talk box is an effects pedal that basically plays whatever sound you feed into it through a plastic tube that you put into your mouth. This directs the sound of your instrument into your mouth, so that you can ‘speak’ using the sound of any instrument.
As part of Berlin’s recent Social Media Week, Peter Kirn, editor of createdigitalmusic.com hosted this conversation with Matt Black (Ninjatune founder and member of A/V group Coldcut), and Gerhard Behles, (CEO of Ableton and former member of Monolake).
Behles and Black are both technologists and musicans, and the hour+ discussion delves into the intended and unintended consequences of today’s music technologies. Continue reading