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.

In Japan, the promise of unique, more organic audiovisual aesthetics

At last week’s MUTEK.JP festival in Tokyo, amidst familiar touring works, you could spot a subplot – returning to color and fluid expression in live AV sets.

Peter Kirn - December 20, 2019

Mystical music for midwinter, with SO of Tokyo’s Labyrinth, more

The Northern Hemisphere’s darkest days make a good scene for music, whatever your spiritual/religious persuasion. So here we have some gorgeous sounds in this holiday week.

Peter Kirn - December 26, 2018

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