Electro-Music Festival Coming To NY

The electro-music festival, sometimes called the “Woodstock of electronic music,” is the world’s premiere event for experimental electronic music. Now in its tenth year, the gathering this year features three “mind-bending” days of innovative electronic music concerts, seminars, workshops, demonstrations, jam sessions, video art, a laptop battle, and a swap-meet. The festival will run from… Read More Electro-Music Festival Coming To NY

Building An Artificial Soundscape With Robotic Insects

Cicadas is a sound art project, created by Berlin-based musician/sound artist Bob Meanza, that explores the idea of creating artificial ambient soundscapes with robotic insects. The project is based on small, battery-powered ‘insects’, which are built using programmed AVR microcontrollers and sound emitting components (relays, piezos, buzzers…). 

Robert Ashley, “The Greatest Genius Of 20th Century Opera”, Dead At 83

American composer Robert Ashley – who reinvented opera with electronics and avant garde techniques – died yesterday at the age of 83. Ashley (March 28, 1930 – March 3, 2014) was known for radically rethinking the concept of opera – reimagining it for TV and for recordings. and incorporating electronic instruments and electronic manipulation of speech. In… Read More Robert Ashley, “The Greatest Genius Of 20th Century Opera”, Dead At 83

Beyond The Theremin

Dutch reader Rene Splinter has been experimenting with a Moog Etherwave Theremin for use in a new composition. Instead of recording the traditional sound of the theremin, he decided to use it as a starting point for further sonic exploration: