Isao Tomita Interview

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

New Synthesized Version Of Holst’s The Planets

We’ve been following reader Mike Leghorn‘s progress on a new synthesized version of Holst’s The Planets with interest. The Planets has been arranged for synths may times, notably by Patrick Gleeson and Isao Tomita. But, just as different conductors and performers can bring out different facets of classical works, new classitronica arrangements reveal something about the… Read More New Synthesized Version Of Holst’s The Planets