‘What We Left Behind’ – Robert Rich and 21st Century Shamanism

Ambient electronic composer and musician Robert Rich has released a new album this week, “What We Left Behind.” Rich shared the inspiration for the title and the background for the story told by the songs on “Behind” in a profile article by Michael Brückner, recently published on the Ambient Visions website: “[The album] imagines a journey… Read More ‘What We Left Behind’ – Robert Rich and 21st Century Shamanism

Moogfest 2016 Lineup Announced, Featuring Gary Numan, Laurie Anderson, Suzanne Ciani & A New Moog Module

Organizers announced the first round of artists, musicians and programming for Moogfest 2016, scheduled for May 19 – 22 in Durham, NC. The lineup includes Gary Numan (in a three-night residency), GZA (two night residency), Odesza, Laurie Anderson, Oneohtrix Point Never, Suzanne Ciani, Blood Orange, and Sun Ra Arkestra, with keynote presentations by “transhumanist pharma tycoon”… Read More Moogfest 2016 Lineup Announced, Featuring Gary Numan, Laurie Anderson, Suzanne Ciani & A New Moog Module

Synthesis Technology E950 ‘Speak & Spell’ VCO Sneak Preview

Synthesist Robert Rich has been testing the new Synthesis Technology E950 Circuit Bent VCO – a new design that’s inspired by the Speak & Spell. The E950 is a 10hp DSP-based VCO that combines the “smooth morphing” of Synthesis Technology’s E350 Morphing Terrarium with fully licensed “Speak & Spell” technology from Texas Instruments. Rich put together… Read More Synthesis Technology E950 ‘Speak & Spell’ VCO Sneak Preview

Robert Rich – Improvisation On The Moog Modular System 55 Synthesizer

Sunday Synth Jam: In this video, ambient musician and composer Robert Rich pays a visit to the Moog Music sound lab and explores the sound design possibilities of the Modular System 55. Robert Rich is known for creating immersive soundscapes, and has more than four dozen releases to his name. This modular sound improvisation ‘evokes the… Read More Robert Rich – Improvisation On The Moog Modular System 55 Synthesizer