Sunday Synth Jam: This music video, via wouter van Veldhoven, captures a performance of composition for cassette mellotron, automated zither, toy piano and oscillators – a work for a set of unique custom instruments.
Warp Records has announced a new Aphex Twin EP, Computer Controlled Acoustic Instruments Pt. 2.
The 14-track EP is due out January 23rd.
James has previously talked about his interest in music robots. Continue reading
This video captures a performance by the Ealing Feader – an musical automata that plays bells. In the video, the instrument plays an algorithmic composition.
Here’s what Angliss has to say about it: Continue reading
This video, embedded below, takes a behind the scenes look at Squarepusher’s music robots, the Z-Machines, which are featured on his latest EP.
“For me there has always been something fascinating about the encounter of the unfamiliar with the familiar”, notes Squarepusher. “I have long been an advocate of taking fresh approaches to existing instrumentation as much as I am an advocate of trying to develop new instruments, and being able to rethink the way in which, for example, an electric guitar can be used is very exciting.” Continue reading