Trace the Black roots of disco, house, and techno in videos and reading – summer school is in

What a week – the Juneteenth commemoration in the US, Chicago house music interest trending as it’s repurposed for new big-name pop, and the death of disco legend Patrick Adams. Every day is a good day to know your roots, so let’s do this.

Beirut Synthesizer Center at Superbooth, on sharing and music in times of crisis

What good is music and music technology in moments of crisis and trauma? Beirut Synthesizer Center co-founders talk about just that – and how much it has meant to those not specializing in music as well as those who do. Now as this project grows, they’ve also had a chance to learn how to make projects effective and sustainable – lessons worth sharing in your part of the world, too.

Peter Kirn - May 27, 2022

May the 4th be with you, in a new documentary on the sounds of Skywalker

From Ben Burtt’s creations for Star Wars to Bonnie Wild’s work on The Mandalorian to sound editor AndrĂ© Fenley and Jurassic Park, the greatest sounds are all here. Apple has shot a loving look behind the scenes, in glorious black and white. And if that’s not enough for you, we’ve got more. Apple’s angle here […]

Peter Kirn - May 4, 2022

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