Film: I Dream of Wires – the Story of Modular Synthesis

The debut project of Toronto based production company Waveshaper Media. I Dream of Wires traces the history of the modular synthesis from its birth in the competing designs of Moog and Buchla, through its nadir in the digital age and up to the current Eurorack- led resurgence. The story is told through fascinating interviews, from pioneers such as Morton Subotnick and Ramon Sender; eighties masters … Continue reading Film: I Dream of Wires – the Story of Modular Synthesis

Profile: The Trautonium – Forgotten Sounds from Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds

One of the many things that make 1963 classic The Birds so chilling is the lack of any incidental music or conventional soundtrack. It is perhaps a testament to the faith that Universal Pictures placed in Hitchcock as an auteur that such a move was sanctioned. The prevailing wisdom being that audiences were incapable of responding properly to the emotions present in a scene if … Continue reading Profile: The Trautonium – Forgotten Sounds from Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds

[The Present Continuous Mix]_003_Presence, La

Prepared Piano, Japanese sound poetry, granular synthesis, two French masters of the Avant Garde, West Coast American Electroacoustic and more… Untitled Piano Carlos Santos Vocailsm Ai Takemitsu Tori Microstructures Włodzimierz Kotoński La Peur Henri Chopin Etude Aux Allures Pierre Schaeffer Alien Bog Pauline Oliveros The Wolfman Robert Ashley Diamorphoses Iannis Xenakis Variations sur 7:elektronische Musik Mayazumi and Moroi Makoto Simultan Roland Kayn Ursonate Kurt Schwitters Continue reading [The Present Continuous Mix]_003_Presence, La