Philip Glass’s Music In Eight Parts Gets Official Debut After 50 Years

A lost work by minimalist composer Philip Glass has been found and restored, after 50 years, and is getting its world premier as a recorded work. Music In Eight Parts was performed a handful of time in 1970, but the manuscript was lost for decades. It was recently found and put up for auction at… Read More Philip Glass’s Music In Eight Parts Gets Official Debut After 50 Years

Terry Riley Lost Interview + ‘Music With Balls’

Riley’s pioneering electro-acoustic music of the 1960’s influenced musicians like Pete Townshend of The Who and classical composers like Steve Reich alike.… Read More Terry Riley Lost Interview + ‘Music With Balls’

Who Sampled Kraftwerk

This short video documents some of the musicians that have used samples of Kraftwerk in their music, ranging from Sir Mix-A-Lot to Pink to New Order to DJ Shadow, and in the 80s, 90’s, 00’s through today. … Read More Who Sampled Kraftwerk

Subotnick Documentary Update

Director Robert Fantinatto (I Dream Of Wires) has shared an update and preview for Subotnick, his upcoming documentary on electronic music pioneer Morton Subotnick.… Read More Subotnick Documentary Update

’20 Systems’ Features A History Of Synthesis Via 20 Classic Synthesizers

Synthesist Ben Edwards, aka Benge, has released 20 Systems – his 2008 album, featuring 20 tracks made on 20 synthesizers spanning 20 years – for the first time in digital formats.… Read More ’20 Systems’ Features A History Of Synthesis Via 20 Classic Synthesizers

Milton Babbitt On Electronic Music (1966)

This pair of videos features the late Milton Babbitt (1916 – 2011) sharing a vintage take on electronic music. … Read More Milton Babbitt On Electronic Music (1966)

PPG Founder Wolfgang Palm Retires, Sells Business

Wolfgang Palm – founder of PPG (Palm Products GmbH) and pioner of digital and hybrid synthesis approaches – has announced that he is retiring.… Read More PPG Founder Wolfgang Palm Retires, Sells Business

A History Of The Simmons SDS-3 Drum Synthesizer (1978)

The Simmons SDS-3 was the precursor to one of the most iconic instruments of the 80’s.… Read More A History Of The Simmons SDS-3 Drum Synthesizer (1978)

The Lost Synthesizers Of Don Voegeli & National Public Radio

NPR”s ‘All Things Considered’ has an iconic jazzy theme. But long-time listeners may remember that the original version featured a classic ‘switched-on’ synthesized arrangement. … Read More The Lost Synthesizers Of Don Voegeli & National Public Radio

Inside The Stockhausen Dream Studio

Synthesist Hainbach documents his visit to Willem Twee Studios, a studio in the Netherlands that features a mix of traditional electro-acoustic studio gear and vintage synthesizers. … Read More Inside The Stockhausen Dream Studio