A 1970s Swedish modular you probably never heard of was meant for every music school

Meet the Dataton 3000. The creation of Sweden’s Bj√∂rn Sandlund, it sports a unique, friendly modular designed for educational use – and at one point, was recommended to be used in every music school. That history was lost, but this teaching-friendly design might just have been ahead of its time.

A new look at electronic music’s female pioneers, in limited streaming now

With film festivals online, many parts of the world get a unique chance to peek into a new feature documentary on women pioneers in electronic music history, Sisters with Transistors.

Peter Kirn - January 25, 2021

1930s Soviet optical synthesis animation looks positively futuristic after 4K restoration

It’s synthesis from paper – sounds crafted quite literally by hand, using drawn animation, then optically synthesized. But after this 4K restoration, it’s clear how much these 1930s inventors were ahead of their time.

Peter Kirn - January 13, 2021

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