You most likely have heard of crypto currency and Bitcoins, but the full power of this digital revolution is hidden below. Blockchain technology may well be the technology that will change the way we enjoy music going forward. In a recent addition in Wired the concept of blockchain technology was discussed in the context of […]
“A musical program that explores the intricacies of time and space” Techno pioneer Jeff Mills has teamed-up with the UK-based radio station NTS and NASA for an exploratory six-part radio series titled ‘Jeff Mills: The Outer Limits’. The program, written, produced and presented by Mills will focus on exploring high-level concepts in intergalactic theories, parallel realities and […]
Need some unearthly sounds for your next ambient adventure or do you simply want to stay in tune with what is happening in our solar system. Whether you will detect some alien communications going on or if you are a producer of obscure electronic music, the latest arrivals from NASA on SoundCloud will surely get […]
In an ever increasing range of new machines, synths, mixers and re-makes some news stand out and today we have some nice new technologies lined up to spice up your world of music. Although Ableton and a decent mixer may be enough for most use cases, but if you are more of a die hard […]
To begin with audiovisual art is the exploration of kinetic abstract art and music or sound set in relation to each other. The exploration in audiovisual arts is not new, already back in the 1970’s guys like Walter Giers made a name of himself producing intriguing audiovisual installations often with impressive circuitry and sequencing. Today, […]
As machines and robots become ever more present in our every day life, paired with increasing the digitization we are well on our way towards Kurzweil’s Singularity, but how is this materializing in music in general and in electronic music in particular? We have previously covered how virtual reality and 3D may play an important […]
Not many records have such an allure as the golden record that went into space in the 70’s. Now NASA has officially announced that they will “re-release” this record to the general public. The now iconic astronomer Carl Sagan produced this record to be part of the Voyager 1 and 2 space missions. Back then Carl […]
Today minimalism is a given but when Steve Reich did the same in the 60’s and 70’s things were quite different, pioneering the use of tape loops and phase patterns Steve, alongside Philip Glass and Terry Riley, have had a massive influence on today’s music scene. Now in 2016 it is also 40 years since […]
Ready for some high pitched laser beats that will definitely trigger your imagination. This week we will look closer at ::vtol::’s latest installation as well as experience what may be your next party gadget – the Basslet. Russian based ::vtol:: has a rich track record of producing intriguing and conceptual videos where he explores audio and […]
Frequencies can be sweet to our ears or utterly painful pending on what side of the scale you’re on. Many fine music artists are truly exploring the boundaries of frequencies, although probably the ones pushing the envelope the most are more experimentalists and more likely found doing installations at various art galleries. But before we […]
Virtual Reality (VR) is on everyone’s lips these days and not only in the world of feature films but equally so in the world of music. Most recently we’ve had announcements and talks from the likes of Björk and Taylor Swift, but are they really grasping for more then extremely expensive videos with bouncing sounds? We […]
Asegun Henry, a scientist at Georgia Tech, has applied for a National Science Foundation grant to create an educational app that catalogues unique musical signatures for every element in the periodic table. Setting the motions of molecules to musical signatures and even music can help identify hidden patterns in their data that might otherwise be too small, […]
It is not every day we get the opportunity to listen to the sound of gravity and trust us it is worth listening to. Awesome sounds generated roughly 1 Billion years ago in a galaxy far far away, when two blach holes collided. Seriously considering incorporating these sounds into a tribute song, stay tuned and […]