Smashing Pumpkin’s Billy Corgan has announced plans for an 8-hour modular synth ambient interpretation of Hermann Hesse’s Siddhartha:
On 2//28 I’ll be doing a show at Madame ZuZu’s Teahouse (Chicago); start time noon, and due to nature of performance it’ll last 8-9 hours. So see http://MadameZuzus.com in coming days for details on seating and admissions. As with all our events there is no charge.
Performance will be centered around an ambient/musical interpretation of Hermann Hesse’s Siddhartha; built by modular synthesis, on the fly.
Readings of the text to go hand in hand with whatever is created; + the first @Hexistential poster, and event t-shirts too. Hope to see you there.
via Chris Stack
The PsybOrg, above, is the custom live performance rig of composer/producer Logos (Jim ‘Andor’ Genaro). Genaro wanted to create a rig that went beyond basic function to create an exciting environment for his performances.
The PsybOrg is Inspired by the form and functionality of a pipe organ. It incorporates analog synthesizers, digital controllers, a Theremin, and sound reactive light displays in a walnut housing.
Here’s an introduction to the PsybOrg: Continue reading
Sunday Synth Jam: Broken Bells (Brian Burton, aka Danger Mouse, and James Mercer) perform The Beatles’ And I Love Her, with some help from a vintage Ringo Starr.
This video captures a live performance by The Crystal Method (Ken Jordan and Scott Kirkland) in the studios of KCRW.
Formed in 1993, The Crystal Method started out in native Las Vegas (and some forgettable four-track stabs at vocal jazz music), but found their home in the early-’90s L.A. rave scene.