Alive In The Waking World | Test Tone Generators, 4-Track Tape Loop

Published on Feb 11, 2019 HAINBACH

“In which I play my test tone generators in sleepless state of jet lag after my Canada tour.”

Making Music With Test Equipment

Published on Jan 28, 2019 HAINBACH

“In which I go to the roots of electronic music by playing laboratory tools, among them a 26kg sine generator.

I have had a fascination with test equipment ever since I heard Stockhausen’s early works at university. The challenges the composers of that time faced were unique, both musically and technically. So when I first visited the Waveform Research Center

::vtol:: sonometer

::vtol:: sonometer from ::vtol:: on Vimeo.

A new mechanical sonic creation from ::vtol::

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Sonometer is an automatic sound object (monochord) which changes string pitch (tension) by using an ultra-slow motor. It takes 40 minutes to reach the highest note and 36 minutes to drop it down. Because of extremely low speed, it’s almost impossible to

オープンリールコタツ会議 | Open Reel Kotatsu Session – Open Reel Ensemble

Published on Jan 2, 2019 Open Reel Ensemble


Musique concrete? 🙂

This one in via brian comnes.

Dennis Verschoor WRC_WORM

Dennis Verschoor WRC_WORM from hellviss on Vimeo.

“I first met Dennis whilst I was in the WORM studio on an artist residency in 2017. The WORM studio is like a geological trip through electronic music’s history but I was about to travel even further back. Strange ghostly tones emanated from the old vocal booth next door, it was this space that Dennis had filled with mid 20th century audio test

A Delia Darbyshire Moment on the Make Noise Morphagene

Published on Nov 23, 2018 mylarmelodies

“Happy Delia Darbyshire day (23rd Nov! – Here’s a bonus clip I’ve never uploaded here before, from when I made the Morphagene Demo – inspired by how Delia Darbyshire used piano to tune her vocals for ‘Blue Veils and Golden Sands’, which she turned into a reedy instrument sound (using 1960’s tape studio magic, not really

The Merce Cunningham Dance Company’s Variations V

Variations V (1966) – Merce Cunningham Dance Company Published on Oct 14, 2013

“Merce Cunningham
1966, 49:05, b&w, sound

First composed and performed in 1965, ‘Variations V’ is a true testament to 1960’s experiments with “intermedia”—a coexistence and cutting across of artistic genres that profoundly informed Cunningham’s choreographic practice. Video is materially integrated into the

Albert van Abbe – Against The Clock

Published on Apr 25, 2018 FACTmagazine

Insane. Here is something you do not see everyday.

“Albert Van Abbe has been releasing gritty, atmospheric techno for over a decade on underground labels like Semantica and his own No Comment imprint, so we figured he’d know his way around a synth well enough to make a track in 10 minutes for our Against The Clock series.

However, we were completely

Synth Rorschach #55: Rhubarb

Published on Sep 10, 2015 Dell Ludgood

“Listen to the sound of rhubarb ‘popping’ as it grows in real time from David Westwood and Son rhubarb farm, near Wakefield”

We start the day’s posts with some west coast synthesis, compliments of rhubarb.

The Delian Mode – Delia Derbyshire Documentary

Published on May 5, 2015 mprobs

“The Delian Mode (Kara Blake, 2009) is a a short experimental documentary revolving around the life and work of electronic music pioneer Delia Derbyshire, best known for her groundbreaking sound treatment of the Doctor Who theme music. A collage of sound and image created in the spirit of Derbyshire’s unique approach to audio creation and manipulation, this film