This year´s CTM has just ended so why not take the opportunity to look back on what we saw or missed, in case you weren’t there to enjoy it. Entitled “Liminal,” CTM 2020 throws itself into limbo in hopes of stimulating a critical discussion of our present and possible futures. Music has long been a […]
Scandinavia’s main event for experimental and electronic music is back with this year’s lineup and we are pretty convinced there will be something for everyone. Midori Takada, SØS Gunver Ryberg, Ian William Craig, Oli XL, Tomaga and Selvhenter are amongst the live acts confirmed to play this year’s event, while TSVI, Nkisi and OKO DJ […]
We have all seen numerous quirky instruments over the years and now it’s time for yet another experimental gadget for music creation. Artiphon originally made a splash with the Instrument 1, a futuristic-looking MIDI controller that raised well over $1,000,000 on Kickstarter. It took a lot of inspiration from the guitar but incorporated support for MIDI Polyphonic Expression (MPE). Orba […]
We have reported before on field recordings and the growing popularity of using these recordings in music productions. Now we may see an ever growing library of natural sounds as Australia pulls off an ambitious project. The A2O will transform environmental science and assessment in Australia, and foster cross-disciplinary research between ecologists, biologists and computer […]
Stroboscopic Artefacts founder Lucy, aka producer Luca Mortellaro, continues to celebrate 10 years of the label with a new remix EP. Lucy Reworks sees the producer putting his own spin on tracks that represent “significant and deeply personal moments” in the history of the label, including Donato Dozzy’s ‘Sotto Ma Sotto’, Lucy and Ben Klock’s ‘War Lullaby’, ‘Link’ from Xhin and Caterina […]
Just like Brian Eno Jean Michel Jarre has the urge to release something innovative on the iOS platform in the shape of a new generative music app. To what extent it adds something to what’s already out there remains to be seen, but in case you are a JM Jarre fan this may be your […]
The short video below, created by Erik Righetti & Device, animates a portion of synthesist and sound designer Richard Devine‘s speech at Sónar 2019. For those who don’t know about Richard he’s an Electronic Artist and Sound Designer specializing in Musical composition, sonic mnemonics, field recording, sound effects, and sound design specific for TV, Film, web media, virtual […]
The Store X The Vinyl Factory will present a new exhibition by United Visual Artists called Other Spaces at 180 The Strand this autumn, in collaboration with the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris. Other Spaces features three large-scale installations by the multi-disciplinary collective UVA – Our Time, The Great Animal Orchestra and Vanishing Point. Vanishing Point is an immersive laser installation that uses […]
For the past few years filed recordings has been the name of the game, but to be honest this is merely the tip of an iceberg. Apart from field recording we also have those Buchla wizards who deliver astonishing sound creations. However, what we are up for today is going back to the roots of […]
We’ve been reporting on the evolution of AI in music production before, both Google and Facebook have done a lot in this field, now the time has come for Sony to enter the arena. Sony is the latest company to dip its toes into AI-powered music. The company revealed this week that its researchers have created a […]
If experimentalism had a name in music Miles Davis would certainly be a candidate. The level of innovation in his life’s work is immense and now there is actually a new treat out there for you. Last summer we made a trip to Rome and of course did some decent vinyl hunting and although there […]
The next Outlands tour, which starts Thursday 13 June, will feature Fracture Patterns, the live collaboration between UK duo Semiconductor (made up of Ruth Jarman and Joe Gerhardt) and New York producer Eartheater (alias of Alexandra Drewchin). Semiconductor makes visually and intellectually engaging artworks which explore the material nature of our world and how we […]
London’s Barbican recently launched an exhibition called AI: More Than Human, which showcases the latest developments in creative and scientific applications of AI. One of the installations you may come across is an AI platform called Mimic, which lets you create and remix sounds using AI software. At the installation, Massive Attack’s Mezzanine album is fed into […]
Tired of searching for new tracks and loops, but still want explore new sounds? Well why not let an AI do the job for you. A new site streams Techno And Deep House generated on-the-fly by a computer, for what it is worth we may add. Petr Serkin’s new Eternal Flow website and app is a nice example of […]
As we have started to get accustomed to, this year’s Intonal festival had a plethora of interesting artists lined up. Over four days the city of Malmoe becomes a hubspot for an all you can eat experimental and electronic music festival. At the center we have Inkonst, the organizer of the event and many other […]
Inkonst in the south of Sweden remains the undisputed source to go to if you are a fan of experimental arts and contemporary electronic music. Based in Malmoe its international prominence has continued to grow with its yearly electronic arts festival Intonal where renowned artists play side by side with new and up ‘n’ coming. […]
Though avatars and other types of artist expressions are fairly common Jumo does it in the spirit of releasing himself of the boundaries between audio and visuals. Four years ago, Clément Leveau gave birth to Jumo, a musical avatar and singular identity, that allowed him to give free rein to his passion for image. Characterized by […]
The idea behind Endel is that your mind responds to ambient noise in different ways — sound can invigorate you, relax you, help you focus, or put you to sleep. We’ve all been there: uplifting music at the gym, a soothing piece to help us sleep or relax — this isn’t an outlandish idea by any […]
We can´t help it but every time we engage with Caterina it is impossible not to associate with the ex-Japan member Richard Barbieri, although to our knowledge they are not related in any way – apart from the fact that both are highly acclaimed artists and their fascination for synthesizers. In the former modular synthesizers […]
We’ve all seen those images of war and the terror that comes with it. But through the media we’ve also heard the ambient and sometimes disturbing noise that goes with it. Many get terrified others want to explore it further, Nik Nowak is one of the those guys. The Berlin based experimentalist and sound engineer […]
It is time to explore what Eastern Europe has to offer when it comes to experimental music. Loads of books has covered the legacy of western electronic and experimental music, so it is about time that we indulge ourselves in what the eastern realms have to offer. Berlin, and Europe in general, are important spots […]
Don’t we all love to experiment with new sounds, well some are taking this quite seriously. As field recordings have become the new hype among electronic artists some prefer to create those unique sounds with test equipment. Like the German synthesist Hainbach for example who explores an early electronic music technique. But while we are at it […]
Brian Eno used and coined the term “Generative Music” to describe any music that is ever-different and changing, created by a system.  And last year Brian Eno and Peter Chilvers announced a new version of the generative music app, Bloom.  But of course it all started much earlier. In ambient music, as defined by Eno, the […]
You may, or may not have heard of FLORA, but if you are in to experimental electronic expressions like 4D performances, this one may be for you. FLORA is the collaborative alliance of Melina Åkerman Kvie (AnnaMelina) and Jonas Rönnberg (Varg), two Swedish artists whose works seemingly divert from one another at the surface. Kvie, […]