Julee Cruise was the ethereal siren of Twin Peaks, singing in the smoke-filled Roadhouse scenes. Her songs became part of the template for dream pop. She committed suicide on June 9th at 65
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Remembering Vangelis: 1943-2022
Greek synthesis Vangelis left the planet on May 17th. We remember this synthesizer legend famed for scores to Chariots of Fire and Blade Runner and albums like Albedo 0.39.
Klaus Schulze Leaves the Planet April 26, 2022
A Titan of Electronic Music has left the planet. Klaus Schulze, the soul of German electronic music, departed this earth yesterday, April 26 at the age of 74.
Laurie Anderson Big Science 40th Preview Video
Laurie Anderson’s 1982 debut album, Big Science, is a work that has proven timeless, sometimes sadly, across 40 years. We look back at the album with Laurie Anderson Monday Night 4/18/2022 on Echoes and in the Echoes Podcast on Thursday.
Notes from Big Ears Festival 2022 Pt.1
The Big Ears Festival is a monstrous affair of cutting edge music. This year saw some 150 artists performing including Patti Smith, John Zorn, Jason Moran and more. Here’s a random account.
Echoes of the Season
Turn on the chill with Echoes of the Season! Dial up Echoes for 10 hours of special concerts and seasonal programming during Christmas week from December 20th – December 24th, 2021.
Kitaro & Hiroki Okano Live Video in Japan
Kitaro is a giant in modern music for his exotic electronic works bridging traditional and future sounds. Hiroki Okano merges nature and music together. They play live in new video.
Review: Philip Glass Opera Circus Days and Nights
Iconic composer Philip Glass stages new opera based on the poetry of Robert Lax called Circus Days and Nights staged with the Cirkus Cirkör livestreamed from Malmos Opera.
Malcolm Cecil of Tonto’s Expanding Head Band R.I.P
Malcolm Cecil was an electronic pioneer whose duo, Tonto’s Expanding Head Band, planted the seeds of contemporary electornic music with the album Zero Time in 1971. He leaves at age 84.
Chick Corea Gone at 79: A Reflection
Chick Corea was a jazz pianist, a fusion pioneer, a creator of joyful music and pyrotechnic flights from Miles Davis to Return to Forever and beyond. He left the planet on February 9th.