RIP Joel Chadabe, a leader of electronic music, interactive musicianship, and teaching

Joel Chadabe was a composer who helped launch the notion of interactive music systems and electronic music education as it has now come to spread around the world. He passed at the start of this week, even as he continued educational work through this year.

India’s electronic music producers send S O S in compilation

To everyone impacted by COVID-19 in India, families and friends, and those who have lost around the world – I hope we all take a moment to pause and think of you.

Peter Kirn - May 3, 2021

Premiere: Dark Forces by The Allegorist plunges us into a gorgeously surreal, shamanistic future

It’s the ultimate neo-futuristic concept album, complete with invented language for the lyrics (“Mondoneoh”) and a protagonist known as Dragon Rider. But the music is exquisitely composed 21st-century cinematic electronics. Anna Jordan’s The Allegorist has produced a fanciful opus for total immersion.

Peter Kirn - April 9, 2021

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