I’m a HUGE fan of the television show Helix and especially love the score which is composed by Golden Globe-nominated composer Reinhold Heil. Here is a brief bio from Reinhold’s official web site. A multi-instrumentalist with a broad musical range, he first came to prominence as the keyboarder of the legendary German punk band, the … Continue reading Modulate This! Interview with Composer Reinhold Heil on His Work on The Helix TV Series on SyFy
Gary Numan will be playing Denver tonight at the Gothic Theater. Show starts at 8pm. He’s currently on tour supporting his fantastic album Splinter (Songs from a Broken Mind). I caught the show at the Mountain Oasis Festival 2013 and will be at the show tonight. It’s an incredible show so if you are in … Continue reading Modulate This! Interview with Gary Numan
Denver artist Kent Barton (aka SEVEN7HWAVE) just released a new concept album called CYBERIA. I met first met Kent at the Ableton Colorado User Group a few years back when he was just starting down the path to create this album so I thought it would be interesting to hear about his creative process. Oh, … Continue reading Music Monday: An Interview with Kent Barton (aka SEVEN7HWAVE) on His New Concept Album “CYBERIA”
I was recently interviewed by Berkeley, CA Sound Designer Nathan Lively on his podcast Sound Design Live which has over 10,000 followers! This was a nice turn as I’m normally the one doing the interviewing :^). You can read the original post “Turning Technology Into Performance” here, listen to the full 26 minute interview using … Continue reading The Tables Are Turned. My Interview on Sound Design Live Podcast "Turning Technology Into Performance"
Have you ever wanted to look over the shoulder of someone who's spent multiple years programming and refining a custom application with Max/MSP/Jitter? Well you are in luck as artist Robert Edgar kindly agreed a let me record a behind-the-scenes walk through of his "Simultaneous Opposites Engine" app when I was visiting Sunnyvale last … Continue reading A Behind-The-Scenes Look at Robert Edgar’s Simultaneous Opposites Engine in Max/Msp/Jitter
Tim Thompson is a software engineer, musician, and installation artist. He was recently mentioned in Roger Linn’s post “Research Project: LinnStrument -- A New Musical Instrument Concept” where Roger credits Tim with writing a program that “translates the TouchCo's proprietary USB messages into TUIO messages sent over OSC.” I met Tim at my recent concert … Continue reading An Exclusive First Look at Tim Thompson’s Kinect-Based Instrument: MultiMultiTouchTouch
Alan Pollard has been a keyboard technician for over 20 years working with major artists such as Björk, Queen, The Human League, Goldfrapp, The Cure, Stevie Wonder, Paul Weller, Annie Lennox, Emerson Lake & Palmer to name a few. These days, he specializes in programming and running Mac based sequencing software for touring live shows. … Continue reading Interview With Alan Pollard – Keyboard Technician for Goldfrapp, Björk, The Human League, The Cure, ELP…
I recently had a chance to meet Jay LeBoeuf, the CEO and founder of the San Francisco based company Imagine Research, and learn more about his past and current work. Imagine Research is working on next-generation intelligent signal processing and machine learning technologies. I thought the work was fascinating and Jay graciously agreed to take … Continue reading Modulate This Interview with Imagine Research CEO Jay LeBoeuf
I recently conducted a phone interview with Percussa founder and AudioCube inventor Bert Schiettecatte. I think music artists, visual artists, sound designers, those interested in tangible interfaces for installations, and music technology fans will all enjoy this interview – even if you are not in the market for a tangible interface. Below is a … Continue reading Interview with Bert Schiettecatte Inventor of Percussa AudioCubes
Want to know what one of the leading iPhone developers has on his mind? I recently had the opportunity to interview Dr. Ge Wang, CTO and Co-founder of Smule.com. Smule are the makers of extremely popular and innovative iPhone applications such as Sonic Lighter and Ocarina. Dr. Wang is also an assistant professor at Stanford … Continue reading Modulate This! Interview With Smule’s Dr. Ge Wang (Maker of iPhone Ocarina)
Mark Mosher from the Modulate This! blog recently had an opportunity to ask Ramin Sakurai of the Supreme Beings of Leisure a series of questions about the making of the new album 11i, and on the affect of technology on his process for making music.