With quite a few notable musicians hard at work in the studios recently, surprise visits from Dr. Moog and Wolfgang Duren (PPG), and an electronic music festival in Austria, it's been a big news gathering time. We're delighted to welcome an exceptional trio who have offered their help as consultants.
First, Dr. Robert Moog, whose historic achievements in the development of the first commercial voltage controlled synthesiser give him a unique experience that now stretches into the development of performance controls. Second, a founder of Ars Electronica, Hubert Bognermayr, whose electronic music studio is based on sampling and treating natural and mechanical acoustic sounds. ('Elektronisches Försterhaus' Studio für computerakustiche Musik). At a recent performance of his Erdenklang, he used 3 Fairlight CMI's and other synthesisers played by co-composer Harald Zuschrader, Robert Moog and the third in the trio, Bruno Spoerri. Bruno is likely to expand another area of electromusic in the use of wind instruments. Primarily a saxophonist with his own studio in Zurich, his years of research into utilising electronics with traditional wind instruments as well as playing synthesisers like the Lyricon should encourage many musicians who blow instead of 'tickling the ivories'.
You can look forward to getting their views in future issues, although this month we have an interesting report on Dr. Moog's 'Young Person's Guide to Electronic Music' lectures.
Finally, we're looking forward to meeting our readers at the 'Hands on Show' in London on December 4th/5th. We'll be demonstrating E&MM projects as well as providing lectures on electro-music. Several of our consultants hope to attend to meet you, including Warren Cann and Patrick Moraz, so there should be plenty of music in the air and we'll be inserting your free ticket to the show in next month's issue.
Enjoy creative music!