Spitfire Audio has released a free virtual instrument, LA Atmos, inspired by the traditions of musique concrète and environmental sound.… Read More Free Virtual Instrument Inspired By Musique Concrète, Environmental Sound
The Tape & Microsound Music Machine is a complete Eurorack modular synthesizer, featuring modules selected with an emphasis on audio manipulation.… Read More Musique Concrète Using MakeNoise’s Tape & Microsound Music Machine
Nordine had a long career in radio and as a voice-over artist. But he’s best known as the creator of ‘Word Jazz’ – his unique mix of poetry, musique concrète, sound design and jazz. … Read More Word Jazz Creator Ken Nordine Has Died
French composer Pierre Henry, who helped pioneer the musique concrète genre of electronic music, has died at the age of 89.… Read More Pierre Henry Dead At 89
KOMA Elektronik’s Field Kit Kickstarter project has blown past its fundraising goals, raising nearly 15 times its $21,216 goal, with several days left to go.… Read More KOMA Elektronik Field Kit Electroacoustic Workstation Kickstarter Blows Past Funding Goal
Waverails for iPad is a modular path-based loop processor, inspired by ‘avant-garde tape music and early electromechanical musical contraptions’.… Read More New iPad App, Waverails, Combines Modular Synthesis & Musique Concrete
Developer Eric Pitra let us know about an interesting new instrument that he’s created for real-time performance with cassette tape. The HC-TT Human Controlled Tape Transport is a compact cassette manipulation device that lets you play a cassette tape with your hand, similar to how you scratch a vinyl record. Sound is only produced while your hand is… Read More The HC-TT Human Controlled Tape Transport Is Like The Love Child Of Turntablism + Musique Concrète
Composer Tod Dockstader (1932-2015) died yesterday at the age of 82. Dockstader was a self-taught musician and he event went so far as to call his work ‘organized sound‘ (like Edgar Varése), to distinguish it as something different than traditional composition.