“We are exploring ways to compose and improvise with sine waves (and a bit of square waves), nothing else.”… Read More New Music For Old Oscillators
Free Music Friday: Anablog has posted free MP3s of a vintage electronic music album, The 1970 Dartmouth Electronic Music Competition. You can preview one of the tracks below, Richard Allan Robinson’s Ambience: [display_podcast] The source material for Ambience was produced on an “instrument” consisting of three electric bass guitar strings strung lengthwise across a long… Read More Free Music Friday: The 1970 Dartmouth Electronic Music Competition
Synesthesia Recordings has announced a Call for electroacoustic works – 2009. All presented music works should fit one of the following categories: Works for recorded media alone Works for recorded media and instrumental solo Works should be produced using any conceivable analog device processing tools (pedals, no input mixers, analog synthesizers, custom built devices). The… Read More Call For Electroacoustic Works
Peter Tod Lewis, Director of the University of Iowa Electronic Music Studios from 1968-1980, created an audio introduction to the Moog synthesizer in 1979. The multi-part series provides a perspective from the past on the synthesizer and its role in classical electronic music studio. Here are links to each of the segments in the series:… Read More An Audio Introduction To The Moog Synthesizer
Somewhat OT: This horribly dated “educational” video reveals the shocking fact that “female deviation in normal sexual behavior greatly exceeds the male!” It also kicks off with some ultra-cheesy old-school electronic music. If you know anything about this series or the music, let me know in the comments!
Electronic music pioneer Herb Deutsch has released a new retrospective CD, From Moog To Mac, that includes historical gems such as Jazz Images, the first piece of music ever composed using a Moog synthesizer and The Abominatron, a tape recording from August, 1964 in which Bob Moog talks and plays as he describes his progress… Read More From Moog To Mac – Electronic Music by Herbert Deutsch
The BBC’s Radiophonic Workshop was set up in 1958, born out of a desire to create ‘new kinds of sounds’. Alchemists of Sound looks at this creative group from its inception, through its golden age when it was supplying music and effects for cult classics like Doctor Who, Blake’s Seven and Hitchhiker’s Guide To The… Read More Alchemists of Sound BBC Special Video
Diana Young, right, a Ph.D. candidate in the Hyperinstruments Group of the MIT Media Lab has developed the Hyperbow, a new electronic sensing system to measure minute changes in the position, acceleration and strain of a violin bow. The system can be used to evaluate different bowing techniques and may expand the expressive possibilities of… Read More Hyperbow Translates Violin Into Electronic World