Artist Ed Ball Interview on Art + Music + Technology Podcast

I love this interview with artist Ed Ball on Darwin Grosse’s Art + Music + Technology podcast so I wanted to spread the word. I found the story of Ed’s artist journey inspiring and informative. He’s got a great vibe (often hilarious) and interesting perspective on art which I found refreshing.

Listen to the Podcast on Lybsin or on iTunes.

Ed is a contemporary abstract artist who “uses a combination of sonic experiments, music and paint to produce artworks on canvas.”

I directly paint music and sound compositions creating works of art that represent the sound on canvas. This has progressed with me starting to experiment with electronic sound creation myself using unusual electronic equipment with the future vision of painting these sound experiments… https://www.edwardball.co.uk/

Darwin’s show notes…

I first heard from Ed Ball when he reached out with a collaboration concept. I was intrigued, looked further into it – and was pretty blown away. Then I talked to Ed, and was even more drawn in. Ed is killin’ it by “Painting Music”, but in a way that takes direct influence from actual tracks, and has a performative quality that jumps off a canvas.

If you take a look at his paintings (check out https://www.edwardball.co.uk/) and you’ll see what I mean. The work stands on its own, but when you hear Ed’s story, it’s even more interesting. Having Ed describe his passion for sharing fine art is exciting; having him talk about getting an Analogue Solutions Vostok is makes you want to jump to the future. Combining modular synth music with performative painting seems so obvious that I can’t wait to see where it goes.

In addition to everything else, Ed is also a dynamic personality – he immediately draws you into whatever he’s talking about. It made for a great conversation, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Cheers!

Ed also has a YouTube channel which you can check out here https://www.youtube.com/user/Edwardball.

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Mark Mosher
Synthesist & Multimedia Artist

Artist Site: NewEcho.com
Electronic Music Tech & Production Blog:  ModulateThis.com

Kickstarter to Help Support Art + Music + Technology Podcast Electronic Music Oral History Archive

Darwin Grosse has a Kickstarter for a Mic/Pre for his most excellent Art + Music + Technology Podcast. Kickstarter links is

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/823319547/mic-pre-update-for-art-music-technology

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What started out as a funny idea (“Maybe we should do a podcast about Max, a visual programming tool. Bwa-ha-ha!!!”) turned into something much different – an oral history of the way we make our music and our art. Featuring interviews with amazing people like Morton Subotnick, Pauline Oliveros, Richard Devine and Tom Oberheim, the Art + Music + Technology podcast has become the gold standard for hearing the stories of the people that create and extend the world of electronic media.

In our desire to constantly improve the podcast, it’s time for us to update some of our equipment. In an earlier Kickstarter, the listeners helped us get a portable (and backup-capable) recorder; a Zoom H2n and accessories now graces the podcast’s gear locker. But we need more! We want to get a good mic (Shure SM-7b), a nice preamp/compressor (choice depends on support level we reach…), better cabling and a boom stand.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/823319547/mic-pre-update-for-art-music-technology 

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Mark Mosher
Composer, Synthesist, Electronic Musician, Multimedia Artist
Boulder, CO
MarkMosherMusic.com
ModulateThis.com

Art + Music + Technology Podcast Celebrates 200th Episode with an Interview with Morton Subotnick

Congrats to my good friend Darwin Grosse on the 200th episode for his fantastic Art + Music + Technology Podcast! This episode marks 4 years of sustained work to createe this amazing historical record.

The 200th episode features a simply wonderful interview with Morton Subotnick.

Listen to this Episode from Official Web Site  | Listen on iTunes (and don’t forget to subscribe)

Personal heroes. This is a very personal subject for most people, because our choice of heroes says a lot about us. My reverence for Morton’s work has a lot to do with how it changed my ears – and therefore my life.

Being introduced to Silver Apples allowed me to think of music as a less discrete, more fluid, material. Don’t need to limit yourself to standard instruments focused on verses and choruses; you can choose to use electrons to develop phrases, premonitions, echoes and silence instead. I was never able to think of (or hear) music the same way again.

In this chat, Morton and I talk about his current work, the events that got him to think about electronic music, and how he came to revisit the use of the Buchla modular system. We also talk a little bit about his upcoming book project, and the documentary that is being made about him. But it was a relaxed and enjoyable chat – appropriate for this highlight of my podcast: Number 200.

Thanks again to everyone that has been listening over the years. Keep on listening, and I’ll keep on doing it – now enjoy!

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Mark Mosher
Composer, Synthesist, Electronic Musician, Multimedia Artist
Boulder, CO
MarkMosherMusic.com
ModulateThis.com

Robert Henke – Interview + New Monolake Album “VLSI” + Video DEEP WEB Audiovisual Laser Installation and Performance

Interview

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Check out this great interview with Robert Henke (aka Monolake, and founder of Ableton) on the Art + Music + Technology Podcast http://artmusictech.libsyn.com/podcast-146-robert-henke.

What can be said about Robert Henke that hasn’t already been said a thousand times? A tireless inventor, music producer, visual artist and programmer, Robert has been at the front of so much – and for me he’s been a constant inspiration. He’s also become a good friend over the years, and I can believe it’s taken me this long to interview him for the podcast. But I always want to be careful about his time; luckily, he’s at a good point for a chat, and you get to listen in!

In this talk, we go over Robert’s ideas about music gear, collaboration (he’s worked with some amazing people…), balancing different types of work, and choosing areas to explore. He also reveals himself to be an “obsessed pragmatic”: he’s has a love for detail, but he has to fight his inner voices to make sure that he produces work.

Who can’t understand that?

New Monolake Album

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Robert has a new album as well – VLSI.

Video: DEEP WEB – kinetic audiovisual installation and performance

Robert’s work is discussed in the podcast. Here is a very cool video of one of his latest projects.

More Info

For more on Robert including info on upcoming tour dates see http://www.roberthenke.com/.