New Aphex Twin Album, Computer Controlled Acoustic Instruments pt2 EP, Coming Jan 23rd

aphex-twin-computer-controlled-acoustic-instrumentsWarp Records has announced a new Aphex Twin EP, Computer Controlled Acoustic Instruments Pt. 2.

The 14-track EP is due out January 23rd.

The EP, along with the recently released Syro, follow a decade long drought from the influential electronic fartist, Richard D. James.

James has previously talked about his interest in music robots.  Continue reading

Robo Instrument Plays Algorithmic Bell Music

Sunday Synth Jam: Composer and maker Sarah Angliss creates compositions for musical automata, of her own design, using Max/MSP, Supercollider, PRAAT and other tools.

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

Behind The Scenes With Squarepusher’s Music Robots

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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