NPR’s Q2 Music visits new music power couple, Morton Subotnick And Joan La Barbara at the couple’s Greenwich Village apartment for a look at their home studio and work spaces.
Subotnick, who turned 80 this week, is the pioneering electronic composer responsible for Silver Apples of the Moon and was instrumental in the creation of the Buchla synthesizer. La Barbara is known for her modern vocal compositions and performance, along with her performance work with the Philip Glass Ensemble.
This video captures a studio tour with Canadian duo Chromeo (Patrick Gemayel and David Macklovitch). They talk some pretty serious geek, show off their great collection of vintage and recent gear and demonstrate how they use it in their work.
Source visited Portishead’s Adrian Utley in his home studio to get his reactions to the Arturia MiniBrute analog synth. While there, they also captured this tour of Utley’s studio and demos of his enviable collection of vintage synthesizers.
We went to visit John Foxx deep in the darkest depths of Shoreditch, East London, at the studio of his latest collaborator, Benge.
The studio isn?t far from where Foxx?s infamous ?The Garden? studio once laid (on top of multiple Roman graves no less) and it?s also the location where the duo cut Interplay, the latest album by John Foxx and the Maths.
The notoriously quiet man sat down with Jordan to wax nostalgic about Foxx?s time in Ultravox, synths (obviously) dub techniques, drinking and eccentric sex. Finally, John was kind enough to demonstrate his infamous drum machine and play us some of the patches from his highly influential first album, Metamatic.