http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aByN5H-OeSY Composer & synthesist Amin Bhatia is wrapping up an Indiegogo campaign for the 25th anniversary re-release of his Interstellar Suite. The Interstellar Suite is a cult favorite for fans of classitronica and symphonic electronica. The Suite was inspired by the arrangements of Wendy Carlos and Isao Tomita, but is an original score. Bhatia is… Read More Last Chance On Interstellar Suite Surround Sound Collectors Edition
Electronic music pioneer Isao Tomita, 80, has announced he will feature a virtual singer Hatsune Miku as the main singer in his upcoming orchestra concert on November 23rd at Tokyo Opera City Hall in Tokyo. His new piece Ihatov Symphony, which expresses the world of Kenji Miyazawa’s novel, will be performed by Japan Philharmonic Orchestra… Read More Isao Tomita To Premier Work With Virtual Singer Miku
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
Free Music Friday: Reader Mike Leghorn has completed the last section, Neptune, of his new synthesized arrangement of Holst’s The Planets. Leghorn follows in the tradition of classitronica arrangements by Isao Tomita, Wendy Carlos and others.
Image: cosmiclab Saturday Synth Porn: A moody shot of a Moog III modular synthesizer, owned by Isao Tomita. Tomita is best known for his ‘classitronica’ works of the 70’s, classical works arranged for synthesizers and electronic keyboards. via the Synthtopia Flickr Group
Dr. Bob’s Modular Sample Library is a new collection of sounds that combine classic vintage synthesizer technology with ‘the latest cutting-edge sampling programs’. The sample library was inspired by the works of pioneering synthesists like Isao Tomita, Wendy Carlos, Larry Fast, and Jean Michel Jarre, and is a fund-raiser for the Bob Moog Foundation. A… Read More Dr. Bob’s Modular Sample Library Inspired By Tomita, Wendy Carlos, Larry Fast & Jean Michel Jarre
This video takes a look at patching a modular synth to create Tomita-style bell sounds. via theb-roll
This is a preview/promo for Daedelus‘ Fin de Siècle, from the upcoming release, Righteous Fists of Harmony: In this release, Daedelus presents a soundtrack-of-sorts to the Boxer Rebellion. What, you ask, could make such ancient history an inspiration for modern electronics? Well, Daedelus has found a strange relevance to our modern malady in these epic… Read More Daedelus – Fin de Siècle