Tehran-born, Vienna-based artist Rojin Sharafi plays electroacoustic music that’s kinetic, complex, and grippingly powerful. But just watch.
You couldn’t come to Berlin for Synthposium. But in this year of the virtual, you can explore electronic media from anywhere, without a plane ticket, at A MAZE. It’s relevant to the moment – and can be relevant to music and visual performance, too.
Take two weeks. Make a game. Learn a tool. Find a new approach to sound and music. Do all of those. AGJam is an online, free environment for discovering new ideas in audio and games, and it looks fantastic, even for electronic musicians in general.
Times are dire, and people working in the arts face real challenges just buying food, paying rent, and covering health. One UK organization has some emergency grants, and they’re looking to provide more.
Sometimes it’s the little things. Software Xenakios took the Mutable Instruments Plaits oscillator and created a free fork with new features and more front-panel accessibility.
Okay – are you moving around, even in the privacy of your own home/studio, as you make music? This producer is – and you can feel that commitment in the music.
Sure, the makers of Resolume are emphasizing content creation stuff because … there are no live gigs. But that just reveals something we already knew was true.
DIY music instrument making with visual patching is like having a blank slate. Now there’s some blank-slate hardware to match.
Discovering tuning outside standard piano tuning can feel like finding food with seasoning and spices for the first time. Here are some new resources – strong enough for tuning experts, easy enough for beginners (well, some of them).
Fil Mishmish – in the time of the apricots – is 72 hours of Palestinian protest music, airing online now. In an age of global disturbance, it’s drawing artists and radio stations across continents, echoing calls for systematic change.