Stereoklang have repeatedly over the year’s written about and explored the sonic realms of music and the highly regarded techno and field recording artists KYOKA is no exception. KYOKA continues to find new means of expanding the horizons of music, both in terms the techniques and the sound generation as such, but also what actually […]
Future Shock transforms 180 Studios’s subterranean spaces through mesmerising and immersive digital technology – from generative and interactive algorithms, AI and 3D digital mapping, to spellbinding laser work, holographic projections and groundbreaking electronic music. Featuring a line up of visionary artists – Ryoichi Kurokawa, UVA, Caterina Barbieri and Ruben Spini, Lawrence Lek, Actual Objects, Gener8ion, […]
Don’t we all just love people who thinks outside the box. This amazing machine is no exception. Love Hultén has collaborated with New York-based artist LIŔONA to deliver a stunning looking retro gadget in both physical and digital form. Meet synth#boi, an interactive, physical visualiser that lights up in various arrangements in response to midi […]
We have written several times before on new tech in music, everything from AI powered instruments to innovative new gear. The new SOMI-1 from Instrument of Things is no exception as it truly merges movement and sound in an intuitive way. SOMI-1 is a highly precise sensor technology that provides performers, musicians and creators the […]
Well no one would disagree that Kraftwerk has been ahead of their time, but that they are also forerunners in conquering the Universe with their electronic rhythms is perhaps a little less known. On the other hand it is not entirely at their own initiative. Netflix has released a 16-minute documentary called John Was Trying To Contact […]
Electronic music and sci-fi goes hand in hand since ages back, but that doesn’t stop MFO and Roly Porter to explore the sound scapes of a dystopian future. With Kistvaen they continue there quest to make audio visual research in the realms of sci-fi. The audiovisual performance piece was captured in the imposing interior of […]
For the first time we are able to enjoy the visuals from Alva Noto’s UNIQEAV show in streaming format. Back in 2018 Alva Noto, aka Carsten Nicolai, released UNIEQAV, the third in his Uni- series of dancefloor-orientated releases inspired by the Tokyo club UNIT. For live performances of the album, the artist drew inspiration from mathematics, data, unit systems, and codes […]
A mere 5 seconds, that is what it takes for an AI to clone your voice. The clone wars have begun and soon we may not know who’s singing your favorite tune – real or an AI. Check this out: According to John P Shea there are examples of entire vocal  synthesis characters taken from […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Eric Prydz has been featured here a couple of times, but there’s no question that Eric is as ambitious as he’s productive. Perhaps he’s appearance at Tomorrowland tops it all. With EPIC 6.0: Holosphere he certainly put the bar high in pursuit of the ultimate dance party. Using technology as a guide, they have built […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The use of lasers in music is not new and artists like Jean-Michel Jarre has been experimenting with it for years. But things are progressing and many artists are now now leaning to more autonomous systems – creating their own code to have the audiovisual performances behave in a certain way. A really astonishing example […]
Stephen Hawking´s extensive work and research on black holes needed a special tribute and so what would be more natural then at the same time his ashes were interred at Westminster Abbey in London, the ESA beamed music featuring Hawking’s famously synthesized voice towards the closest-known black hole. “This is a beautiful and symbolic gesture that creates a link […]
We’ve written before on both VR/Augmented reality and AI in music. But Fields takes it to the main streams of music lovers. It’s a new iOS app that allows you to create 3D spatial sound compositions using augmented reality. It also includes original installations by notable artists. So why not add some field recordings that blends […]
Feeling tired of those 909s and 808s? Getting bored with your DAW? Then this little beauty might spice up your next techno hit. How about to turn to the infinite perfection of a circle to get those gyroscopic grooves going. DIY has been a trending area for some time now, more and more artists are looking […]