Thanks for all the incredible music Lou.
Here’s a great interview from The Quietus done during the release of the remastered Metal Machine Music.
Vancouver’s New Forms Festival 2013 is almost here! And…. Donald Buchla is on board. From the website:
“In 1963, Berkeley-based designer and instrument builder Donald Buchla began constructing his first electronic musical instruments. This year celebrates the 50thanniversary of his pioneering and highly innovative contributions to the field of electronic music, and New Forms Festival is very excited to welcome Mr. Buchla to Vancouver for what is sure to be a highly-anticipated performance at VIVO Media Arts Centre. This historic event will also feature an extensive exhibition of the most complete collection of Buchla instruments in existence, offering the public a unique and extremely rare opportunity to experience the union of the maker and his creations.
Reflecting a background in music, physics, and physiology, Buchla’s approaches to instrument design and sonic experimentation are known for being multi-faceted and highly inventive, particularly in relation to his interest in interfaces that bridge the communicative gap between man and machine. His work includes early voltage-controlled systems such as the 100 and 200 modular series, the Music Easel performance system, digital-analog hybrids such as the Touché, gesture-controlled instruments such as the Lightning, Thunder, and Marimba Lumina, and his most recent project, the 200e Electric Music Box. He has worked with storied institutions and organizations such as the California Institute of the Arts, the San Francisco Tape Music Center, and New York’s Electric Circus, and has collaborated with a number of prominent experimental musicians including David Rosenboom, Suzanne Ciani, Morton Subotnick, George Lewis, Anthony Braxton, and David Wessel.”
I can’t believe it’s already September! I spent most of the summer in transition. One major change has been moving into my new place. It’s an artist work/live building which means I can play and record music with few restrictions. I’ve already had some good sessions so far.
As it’s been a little while here’s a track off my recently released album Remnants Of Late Colour. “Aerial Perspectives/Passing Shadows” premiered at the 2012 Soundasaurus Festival of Multimedia Sound Arts.
Good read from The Dissolve by Keith Phipps:
Science-fiction cinema’s richest era began with two films that use the future to talk about the present.
THE LASER AGE EXAMINES A RICH PERIOD PERIOD IN THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE-FICTION FILMMAKING THAT BEGAN IN THE LATE 1960S AND FADED AWAY BY THE MID-1980S.
Part one: Where are we going? Where have we been?: Planet Of The Apes and 2001: A Space Odyssey
New William Basinski album: Nocturnes. The title track dates back from 79-80. Love the vibe on this piece.
Menahan Street Band’s "The Crossing" was definitely one of my favourite records from 2012. I’ve started to transcribe the title track. If you haven’t heard this record go check it out!!