Listen today to unparalleled musical voices: Tania León, Amy Wadge, Germaine Franco

International Women’s Day is as usual bringing attention to people who are perpetually deserving of more. This particular lineup I think is especially vital and worth tuning in today, for the breadth it covers of impact worldwide. Meet Germaine Franco, Tania León, and Melinda Newman.

Kijimi, key planet in new Star Wars flick, is named after the synthesizer

J.J. Abrams, mega-nerd – not only is the Star Wars writer/director a scifi fan, but synth fan, too. No spoilers here, but his love of a certain synthesizer comes out in Rise of Skywalker’s script.

Peter Kirn - December 21, 2019

In memory of Jean-Jacques Perrey

Soon after the loss of Don Buchla, another legend of synthesis has passed away. Jean-Jacques Perrey died last week. Perrey was a master of whimsy and invention. He’s of course best known for his collaboration with Gershon Kingsley, “Baroque Hoedown,” featured in Disney’s Electric Light Parade. But that’s emblematic of a broader contribution: he’s one […]

Peter Kirn - November 8, 2016

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