First International Kraftwerk Conference Scheduled For Jan 2015

The first ever international academic conference on Kraftwerk will take place at Aston University on Jan 21-22, 2015. Kraftwerk specialists from Britain, Finland, Austria, the Netherlands and the US, will present papers dealing with the band’s music and the impact it has had on other artists. Details on the conference are available at the University’s… Read More First International Kraftwerk Conference Scheduled For Jan 2015

Go Deeper Into the Sound – Unless It Will Make Your Head Explode

Reader Alistair de B Clarkson let us know about a new series of articles kicking off at the¬†Shape of Sound site, Going Deeper into the Sound. The series is intended for ‘music nutters’ that are obsessed by sound. Clarkson notes: These articles are only suitable for synthtopia readers and will result in any non synthopia… Read More Go Deeper Into the Sound – Unless It Will Make Your Head Explode

New Software Harmonizes In The Style Of Radiohead, U2

Science Daily has an interesting, if a bit wide-eyed, look at ASSA¬†(Automatic Style Specific Accompaniment), computer software that applies concepts of music theory to intelligent automatic harmonization of melodies. In a nutshell, the software harmonizes melodies in the style of U2, Radiohead or other existing source material. The system is described in Ching-Hua Chuan’s paper… Read More New Software Harmonizes In The Style Of Radiohead, U2