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.

ID700 for iPad reboots the 1987 Buchla 700 – FM, waveshaping, and polyphony (Hands on)

It was the once and future Buchla. But back in 1987, the Buchla 700 was so painfully ahead of its time that … well, its ideal moment is probably really now, right now, on your iPad. And so you’re in luck.

Peter Kirn - April 13, 2021

Pedals: The Musical, where pedals sing to you about their history, is an actual thing

The age of YouTube channels about stomp pedals now has its own… well, not quite Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat so much as its own Red, White and Blaine. But it is historically accurate.

Peter Kirn - March 17, 2021

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