ANimALOGICA: Bologna Synth Meeting

via AS of ANimALOGICA:

"ANimALOGiCA: Bologna Synth Meeting is first meeting for eletronic musician and synthesizers fun in italy. Date: 22-IV-2009"

blindoldfreak show LA - live - buchla

via n3:

Negativespace presents:
Blindoldfreak (Alessandro Cortini - modwheelmood)
DJ Anon

The event will also feature a live collaboration set with blindoldfreak + cyrusrex + anon using modular synths live (Buchla, Macbeth m5, tr808, FX pedals and much more) to close the evening.

7021 Hollywood Blvd. Ste. 209
Hollywood, CA 90028

P: 323.463.0204 x131 F: 323.463.0262


FLYER [pictured]

Baltimore Electronic Music Fest 2009

"Hello to all. This Electronic Music/Experimental Music/Electro-Acoustic Music event, herein known as the BALTIMORE ELECTRONIC MUSIC FEST 2009, is being sponsored by members of The Baltimore SDIY Group & will be a really nice musical endeavor, so we are really looking forward to this day. Please come out & join us for a really fantastic day of knob twisting, pitch bending, wiring mazes, sound shaping & visual explosions that will coincide with an absolutely awesome musical voyage into another galaxy of sound alterations. Happy Bleeps & Bloops and we hope to see you there."

More info at the BalitmoreSDIYGroup website.

EK-Lounge #23

info and images on Aliens Project

AHMW Year 11

Modulation We Can Believe In

"Analogue Heaven
Midwest Get-together

March 28th, 2009
The ELEVENTH annual Get-Together will be Saturday, March 28th at the PHHS Media Center. I'll have the doors open at 9:00am. All synthgeekgearheads are encouraged to join us and spend some time with awesome gear and great people.

Past gear includes:
All sorts of Modulars (MOTM, DotCom, Blacet, Metalbox, Wiard, Doepfer, Cynthia, Modcan, etc), Moog, PPG, SunSyn, Evolvers, Prophets, ARPs, XOX & DIY gear, and much more!"

More info including pics and video here.

Birthday surprise for Wolfgang Palm

See the surprise via Björn, his stepson and posted by elektro80 on this thread.

Neanderthal Electronics workshop, Tartu Estonia

Neanderthal Electronics workshop, Tartu Estonia from macumbista on Vimeo.
"More than 40,000 years ago, our Neanderthal ancestors invented the first music instruments from simple objects around them (bones and stones, sticks and skins...), without reference to any existing music history, and primarily for their own pleasure rather than that of others. Nowadays, we use complex audio hardware and software which make it "easier" to make music, so long as channel our creativity into such established and socially-accepted avenues as Western Classical or Minimal Techno. But some of us, deep in our hearts, still long for the Stone Age simplicity of pure noise!

In this four day workshop, which ran from 11-14 Feb 2009, ten Estonians with no previous electronics experience were shown how to use simple objects from our modern environment (resistors, capacitors, transistors, LEDs, integrated circuit chips...) to design and build their own personal, customized primitive noise synthesizers. They worked their asses off and enjoyed themselves immensely, and here are the results.

Please write to "derek" AT THE DOMAIN "" for more info about this workshop."

Copenhagen Noise Workshop

Copenhagen Noise Workshop from macumbista on Vimeo.
"From 2-6 February 2009, I worked with students from the Kunstakademiet in Copenhagen to create a series of personal noise devices. Here, the students and guests of the final presentation show how much pleasure you can get from your own noise!'

Tristan Perich at the Stone with Ensemble Pamplemousse Compositions with 1-Bit Music

"This Saturday, February 21st, three new and recent compositions by Tristan Perich for ensemble with 1-bit music will be performed at the Stone (curated this month by Shannon Fields). The recital marks the premiere of a new work composed for Ensemble Pamplemousse, his first composition exploring white noise as a basis for sound. Computationally, pure oscillation and total randomness occupy opposite ends of the information spectrum, yet both are found in the foundations of sound and pattern, and this new body of work on white noise explores this domain. Two other pieces involve pure tones: one for three violas, the other featuring Perich on piano.
- 1/4 Revolution
For three violas and three-channel 1-bit music
Performed by Nadia Sirota, Elizabeth Weisser and Andrea Hemmenway
- Intersticials
For flute, violin, cello, percussion and three-channel 1-bit noise
Performed by Ensemble Pamplemousse: Natacha Diels, Kiku Enomoto, John Popham, Andrew Greenwald
- Five Architectures
For solo piano and four-channel 1-bit music
Performed by Tristan Perich
Tristan Perich at the Stone
February 21, 2009, at 8PM sharp
At The Stone
North-west corner of 2nd Street and Avenue C, New York City (map)
Kind Regards,
Tristan Perich

Theremin Upstages Orchestras Across The United States!

CWSO Poster With Thereminist

So far 2009 has been seeing more theremins on concert stages.

Maybe the need to draw audiences is making orchestras do more film music programs, and Miklós Rozsa's Spellbound Concerto for Theremin and Orchestra may not only bringing the theremin into the halls, but helping folks perceive it as more than a specialty instrument.

In this music review

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they are not clear on the date of the concert, it

might have been the January 23.24 one we posted

href="">here at TW.


Chen's [ed.: Sean Chen is a 20-year-old pianist of remarkable ability] enthusiastic performance was

nearly upstaged by the inclusion of the theremin, an early electronic instrument patented in 1928 that

was used by Rózsa in the original score but is rarely performed in concert settings. This fascinating

instrument, which made the left wing of the stage look like an antique furniture store, emits an eerie

electric quaver that has been used frequently in film and television music.


They do not mention the thereminist either, but I hope it was our own Charles Lester!
I've heard his set up does indeed resemble a classy antique furniture store.
Did any TW members catch this one?


Coming up this week the Central Wisconsin Symphony Orchestra is featuring Lawrence Leviton on the "


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“The whole concept of moving your hands through space and manipulating sound is fascinating,” said

theremin player Lawrence Leviton.

Leviton is also a cello professor at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point,
where he teachers a class in film music, which is why he learned how to play a theremin,
a talent he will demonstrate Feb. 21-22
in two concerts celebrating film music with the Central Wisconsin Symphony Orchestra.


Central Wisconsin Symphony Orchestra and Lawrence Leviton on theremin and as guest film presenter

Sentry Theater, Stevens Point

7:30 p.m. Feb. 21, 4 p.m. Feb. 22

$20; $5 for student with ID, 715-346-4100

Has the recent Theremin Renaissance finally brought us to seeing it considered a "respectable and

accepted" concert instrument?


Treat Yourself :)