Tag: electronic music

Conrad Schnizler Unplugs: R.I.P. 8/4/2011

Conrad Schnitzler, a founding member of both Tangerine Dream and Cluster has passed at the age of 74.  Schnitzler was one of the true conceptualists of electronic music .   He was a member of Tangerine Dream on on their debut album, Electronic Meditation and founded Kluster with Dieter Moebius and Hans-Joachim Roedelius.  They switched their…

Klaus Schulze Turns 63

A Sultan of Synthesizers 63 isn’t a very significant birthday,  but any time we can celebrate the music of Klaus Schulze, we should do it.   Born August 4, 1947, Klaus Schulze remains the John Coltrane of electronic music.   It’s been nearly four decades since his solo debut, Irrlicht, and he continues creating CD length…

Vangelis Documentary

News is afoot that a documentary on Greek synthesist, Vangelis, has been produced by British cultural documentarian Tony Palmer.  Knowing a little about the culture surrounding the acclaimed, Academy Award-winning composer, I’m not sure if it will be more than a puff piece, but the list of commentators is pretty impressive, including all the film…

Echo Location: Blooming Buddhas with Eno and FM3

http://media.blubrry.com/echoespodcast/p/www.xpn.org/podcasts/echoes/echoes20080723.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSBack in the 1960s, Max Mathews, one of the pioneers of computer music, reputedly proclaimed that one day, even your plumber would be able to create music. His dream was realized sometime ago with computer programs and electronic keyboards. Now a new generation of music generating…