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Philip Glass: ‘My problem is people don’t believe I write symphonies’

The American composer Philip Glass, 80 this month, has been one of the dominant, boundary-crossing influences of the past half century. He first won a worldwide following in the 1970s with <i>Koyaanisqatsi</i>, <i>Einstein on the Beach</i> and <i>Satyagraha</i>, and has collaborated with Allen Ginsberg, Robert Wilson, …

Piano

Google’s computers are creating songs. Making music may never be the same.

Google has launched a project to use artificial intelligence to create compelling art and music, offering a reminder of how technology is rapidly changing what it means to be a musician, and what makes us distinctly human.<p>Google’s Project Magenta, announced Wednesday, aims to push the state of the …

Artificial Intelligence

Chicago’s Black Avant-Garde Art and Music Tradition Goes on Display

Now at Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, 'The Freedom Principle' explores how the 1960s shaped the black aesthetic.<p>In the years following the Civil Rights Movement, artists and musicians were searching for ways to contribute to the message of freedom and equality. In 70s New York, writer Amiri …

Free Virtual Analog Synthesizer For Mac & PC

Developer Martin Lüders has released PG-8X v2.0, a free virtual analog synthesizer for OS X & Windows, inspired by the Roland JX-8P. Features: Up to …

Expressionist Portraits Capture the Fiery Transience of Jazz Performances – Page 2

<i>Trombonist Alan Ferber played six sets, which was good because I really needed to spread out — most of my drawings are two pages long and this is</i> …

Generate Original Patterns Using Korg Volca Beats and Ableton Live

If you’re rocking a volca beats, you’re undoubtedly aware that you’re sitting on a treasure trove of sick beats. Recently, I got a rough recording of …

Purple Patch

Modular synthesisers are a wondrous mystery to me: wires, blinking lights, big units and (usually) a chap controlling the various knobs and buttons …

Korg Minilogue review

Image 1 of 5<p>Korg Minilogue<p>Image 2 of 5<p>Image 3 of 5<p>Image 4 of 5<p>Image 5 of 5<p><b>Believe it or not, Korg hasn't released a keyboard-equipped analogue poly</b> …

Australian artist uses his own stem cells to create a synthesizer

In today’s electronic music scene, producers create tracks through various degrees of authenticity. Many rely on modulating and reformatting existing …

This Aussie Artist Has Made A Synth From His Stem Cells – Listen To It In Action

Wankiness alert: what you’re about to read is an entry on ‘post-human’ music, an experimental project resulting from the union of noises and neurons. …

Interstellar Overdrive: A Heavy Music Fan’s Guide to Forgotten Synth Icons

Look beyond John Carpenter and Goblin to discover some of the pioneering electronic musicians who influenced all your favorite synth-tinged albums.<p><i>Heldon/Richard Pinhas / photo courtesy of Cuneiform Records</i><p>Nearly 50 years ago, two men changed the future. Working completely independently of one …

Synthesizers

Historical overview of experiments with record players / records — or Scratches from Second

Social top<p>English<p>Experimental Turntablism<p>Historical overview of experiments with record players / records — or Scratches from Second-Hand …

Turntables

Article: Content You Need: Vive l'IRCAM! | Cycling '74

World events – particularly those that involve violence or danger – have a way of making the world suddenly smaller in an unusual way - great city …

Sci-Fi Synthesizers: Three New Dune-Inspired Reissues

Widely loved by sci-fi fans and counter culture types alike during its mid-'60s heyday and beyond, there's one subculture with which Frank Herbert's literary space-opera, <i>Dune</i>, really connected: dudes with synthesizers. And while these were not the only artists to find inspiration on the planet …

DIY Synth Building – Oscillators

This video, via casperelectronics, takes a look at DIY synth building and building an oscillator from scratch. And controlling your synth with a …

Denver's Experimental Music Scene Is Exploding — Here Are 56 Reasons Why

There are also some notable, and conscious, omissions, incluing an artist key to the development of experimental music in Denver: Dave Licthenberg, …

The next prank call you get could come from this crazy synth

::vtol:: prankophone from ::vtol:: on Vimeo.If you pick up the phone and instead of a robocall or someone pocket dialing you, you get what sounds …

‘The Foley Artist’, A Short Film That Highlights the Often Unseen World of Sound Design

“The Foley Artist” is a short film released by Nowness that highlights the often unseen world of sound design as a foley artist creates the sound for …

Obscura MIDI 8-Bit Synthesiser Makes It Easy To Create Nintendo, C64, And Amiga-style Chiptune Music (video)

Following on from their first Kickstarter success, Arcano Systems has this week launched another campaign to crowdfund their new Obscura MIDI 8-bit …

Composer Petri Alanko explains his modular synth set-up

<b>Roland go behind the scenes of Quantum Break for an interview with the game’s composer.</b><p>Through his work as a producer, composer and sound designer, …