Xenakis Alive by Peter Hoffmann (2011)


"I hope it has become clear that the ideas Xenakis has left us are still valid today. Even more so, they only seem to really unfold their full potential in our time, 10 years after Xenakis’ death. Xenakis lived too early to experience the full impact of his artistic thought onto art. Graphic control of sound is still researched and developed. Stochastic Synthesis has just begun its career in music production. Emergent Composition has a Golden Future. Immersive multimedia events are en vogue. Sieve Synthesis has just started. And there are more aspects to Xenakis’ artistic legacy which radiate into the present and future. I would even say that Xenakis’ ideas are virulent, Xenakis’ thought is contagious and prone to ever-spreading epidemics. It has already transgressed the genres and crossed over to the underground, industrial and noise scene, and is now part of the remix and clubbing culture. This propagation is unparalleled by any other avant- garde composer I know of."


First ever recording of computer music

"The snippets of music were made on Turing's prototype Mark II computer, using the machine's extremely basic loudspeaker known to Turing as "the hooter."



The Universal Mind of Bill Evans

Extracted from the movie "The Universal Mind of Bill Evans - Creative Process and Self-Teaching". 
In this part, Bill talks about how to deal with obstacles, and how to build one's vocabulary step-by-step.


I Am The Edison Phonograph (Advertising Record)

This somewhat unnerving recording would have been heard at most Edison phonograph dealers in the early part of the twentieth century — creating, as it were, a talking machine which advertised itself.


Isao Tomita Red Bull Music Academy Tokyo 2014 Lecture

In electronic music, it's hard to exaggerate the importance of Isao Tomita's work. Born in Japan in the 1930s, Tomita imagined other worlds – seemingly outwith his own, human reach – and so used his music to explore the unknown. In the 1960s, he pioneered the use of the Moog synthesizer to not just create note-for-note facsimiles of "real" music, but to re-figure electronic compositions as soundscapes; creating daring new sounds that would become highly influential for science fiction cinema soundtracks, modern synth pop, and much more. Synth nerds, movie fans and music producers alike can all take inspiration from his work, and words.

Isao Tomita (冨田 勲 Tomita Isao, 22 April 1932 – 5 May 2016)