At ContinuuCon, Make Noise founder Tony Rolando gave a talk, offering his take on the ‘East Coast Synthesis’ & ‘West Coast Synthesis’ traditions.
Synthesist Isao Tomita – best known for a series of albums featuring synthesizer arrangements of classical works – has died at the age of 84. Tomita (22 April 1932 – 5 May 2016) died of chronic cardiac failure, with family at his bedside.
Isao Tomita (RBMA Tokyo 2014 Lecture) was uploaded by: Red Bull Music Academy
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Triplet Records has released the silver anniversary edition of The Interstellar Suite – a pioneering work of symphonic electronic music. The Interstellar Suite 25th Anniversary Edition is available in High Definition 5.1 surround sound as a 96/24 HiRes .flac download at High Res Audio, a high resolution music download service based in Germany. A HiRes stereo .flac… Read More Interstellar Suite Anniversary Edition Now Available
Composer & synthesist Amin Bhatia is wrapping up an Indiegogo campaign for the 25th anniversary re-release of his Interstellar Suite. The Interstellar Suite is a cult favorite for fans of classitronica and symphonic electronica. The Suite was inspired by the arrangements of Wendy Carlos and Isao Tomita, but is an original score. Bhatia is offering… Read More Last Chance On Interstellar Suite Surround Sound Collectors Edition
Electronic music pioneer Isao Tomita, 80, has announced he will feature a virtual singer Hatsune Miku as the main singer in his upcoming orchestra concert on November 23rd at Tokyo Opera City Hall in Tokyo. His new piece Ihatov Symphony, which expresses the world of Kenji Miyazawa’s novel, will be performed by Japan Philharmonic Orchestra… Read More Isao Tomita To Premier Work With Virtual Singer Miku
Electronic music pioneer Isao Tomita is featured in a new interview with YMO’s Hideki Matsutake. In the interview, Tomita talks about how he got interested in electronic music and synthesizers, his seminal classitronica albums, Moog modular synths and more. Tomita notes that he was inspired by what he saw as both the strengths and weaknesses of the… Read More Isao Tomita Interview
Free Music Friday: Reader Mike Leghorn has completed the last section, Neptune, of his new synthesized arrangement of Holst’s The Planets. Leghorn follows in the tradition of classitronica arrangements by Isao Tomita, Wendy Carlos and others.