Here’s an instrumentation for the analog lover: a room full of modular analog synths and analog keyboards, packed with classics from Moog, Yamaha, Roland, and Korg. Composer Matt Hodson writes to tell us about his “London Synthesis Orchestra,” an ensemble filled entirely with synths:
My latest project … ‘the London Synthesis Orchestra’. Based on using scores influenced by Cage and I-ching I am exploring and diverging into the ‘sound object’ using nothing but synthesis and un-conventional scoring schemes… not to mention my Orchestra.
Classic improvisational techniques from these composers do seem well-suited to the medium; could more synth ensembles be far behind? More details on the project page; more music on Matt’s bitbin page.