The latest episode of Motherboard TV features an interview with electronic music pioneer Morton Subotnick. Subotnick co-founded the San Francisco Tape Music Center, played a key role in the development of the Buchla modular synthesizer, created the seminal album Silver Apples Of The Moon and has created educational computer music games for children. Subotnick is… Read More Morton Subotnick Interview
Synthesist Benge has released a new all-Buchla album, Harmuna. Harmuna is intended as a companion piece to the previous work by Benge entitled Abstraxa. The five compositions featured on Harmuna were similarly realised on the Buchla modular synthesiser. Here’s what Benge has to say about the new album: If Abstraxa was an exploration of the… Read More New All Buchla Album By Benge – Harmuna
Suzanne Ciani is featured in a new interview at TheQuietus, about her new retrospective CD, Lixiviation. Ciani pioneered the commercial use of synthesizers in the 70s, doing creative sound design and jingles with a Buchla system and other synthesizers. In the interview, Ciani shares her perspective on Don Buchla and his approach to electronic instruments.… Read More Suzanne Ciani Interview
British synthesist Ben Edwards, aka Benge, has released a new album featuring the Buchla Electronic Music Box, Abstraxa. Like the tracks on his earlier album 20 Systems, Abstraxa is an exploration and sonic portrait of a particular synthesizer – the Buchla 200e. Here’s what Edwards has to say about the album: The six compositions featured… Read More New Buchla 200e Album – Benge’s Abstraxa
This video captures some experimentation with a Buchla 200e modular synthesizer and Synthetic Bits’ Little MIDI Machine, a free software step sequencer for the iPad. As the video demonstrates, Little MIDI Machine can make a fairly powerful step sequencing option for both MIDI and CV gear.
Earlier in the month, we brought you the news about Don Buchla selling his company to a new company, Buchla Electronic Musical Instruments. Here’s a video from the 2012 NAMM Show about the announcement, via Sonic State. It features new Buchla CEO Michael Morans and a rare appearance on camera from Don Buchla, who clearly has a lot… Read More Buchla Electronic Musical Instruments
At the 2012 NAMM Show, several interesting announcements were made about electronic music legend Don Buchla, above, and the future of his electronic music instruments: His company, Buchla & Associates, has been acquired by a group of investors, who are creating a new company Buchla Electronic Musical Instruments. Buchla wil be the Chief Technology Officer… Read More Buchla Announces New Company, Buchla Electronic Musical Instruments, & Plans For A Buchla Keyboard
Buchla And Associates are introducing the Buchla Skylab – a new compact modular system – at the 2012 NAMM Show. Buchla describes the Skylab as “a system with the most bang that you can get in a highly portable system. Carry it on the plane with your patch intact. Get to the gig, open your… Read More The Buchla Skylab Modular Synthesizer