R. Girardin’s New Record Is ‘Emotional Music’ for Unfeeling Technology
The Los Angeles composer transmutes the man-machine symbiosis of 21st century life into a collection of lively and light synthesizer instrumentals.
Morton Subotnick Has Been Expanding Minds and Music for More Than 50 Years
The pioneering electronic composer, who just debuted a new piece at Lincoln Center, is getting a doc that celebrates his contributions to music.
Ellen Allien Can See the Future
We caught up with the BPitch Control boss at a synthesizer exhibition in Berlin to hear about her time traveling path towards fame.
A Video Synth Pioneer Dusts Off Her Groundbreaking Audiovisuals
Denise Gallant is playing her early analogue video synthesizer at Coaxial Arts in LA.
Radiant Animation Shows How Giorgio Moroder Discovered The Synth
The video is a visual interpretation of Moroder's dialogue on Daft Punk’s "Random Access Memories."
The Encephalophone Is a Real Instrument You Can Play with Your Mind
Researchers at the University of Washington have found that it may also help treat neurological problems.
Is This the Most Awkward Dance Party Music Video Ever?
Dance your androgynous sweater off with Moscow-based experimental sound artist Maria Teriaeva’s first-ever music video.
This Adorable Synthesizer is the Size of Your Wallet
Mixing and matching is easier than ever.
Generative Electronic Music Inspires a Series of Digital Matrices
An exclusive sneak-peek at artist Birch Cooper's latest digital fluorescent structures.
Instigate Sonic Violence: A Not-so-Brief History of the Synthesizer’s Impact on Heavy Metal
Locrian's Terence Hannum explores the profound impact that synthesizers have had on heavy music, from Queen to Iron Maiden to Mayhem.
This Synth Lets Anyone Compose Just Like Bach
Meet Luisa Pereira’s Counterpointer, a synth that creates three-voice melodies according to the rules of counterpoint.
Keith Emerson the First Synth Rock Star Dies at 71
The keyboardist for Emerson Lake and Palmer brought new prominence to the synthesizer.