Category: Interviews

Modulate This! Interview with Composer Reinhold Heil on His Work on The Helix TV Series on SyFy

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…

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Music Monday: An Interview with Kent Barton (aka SEVEN7HWAVE) on His New Concept Album “CYBERIA”

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,…

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The Tables Are Turned. My Interview on Sound Design Live Podcast "Turning Technology Into Performance"

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…

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A Behind-The-Scenes Look at Robert Edgar’s Simultaneous Opposites Engine in Max/Msp/Jitter

  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…

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An Exclusive First Look at Tim Thompson’s Kinect-Based Instrument: MultiMultiTouchTouch

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…

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Interview With Alan Pollard – Keyboard Technician for Goldfrapp, Björk, The Human League, The Cure, ELP…

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.…

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Interview with Bert Schiettecatte Inventor of Percussa AudioCubes

  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…

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