The amazing touch-controlled synth made in 1978 China

In the late 1970s in China, one inventor created a futuristic take on traditional instruments – and it easily still inspires today.

R is a reactive, emotional robot speaker from Teenage Engineering

What if a portable speaker, the lamp from Pixar, an assembly line robot, and Wall-E had a love child that was also a toy and a synth accessory?

Peter Kirn - November 17, 2017

This group of practitioners is imagining the future of the accordion

I can see that look in your eyes. That thirst. “Please, Peter, regale us with esoteric information about contemporary accordion playing technique.” Absolutely. Let’s do this. You see, for all the extremist ideologies social media and the Internet are amplifying, well, at least experimental accordion practitioners are finding each other, too. And maybe it’s worth […]

Peter Kirn - December 6, 2016

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