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Interviews

Anne Dudley - The Lexicon Of Strings

Interview | One Two Testing, Dec 1983

Anne Dudley rearranges the alphabet.

Chris Franke - Chris Franke on Sequencers

Interview | Electronics & Music Maker, Mar 1983

Tangerine Dream's rhythm man describes his sequencer set-up

Dave Hewson - Danse Electronique

Interview | Electronics & Music Maker, Jan 1984

One of the foremost composers of electronic film music, here he talks about his celluloid career and his more recent excursion into the world of popular music producing, and his own Danse Electronique.

Ed Williams - The Old School

Interview | Music Technology, Oct 1989

Someone whose career in music began before the invention of the tape recorder will have witnessed a revolution in music technology. Peter Ridsdale shares the experiences of a man who has spent a lifetime composing for pictures.

Gary Chang - The Big Screen

Interview | Music Technology, Dec 1989

While many of us dream of a career writing music for films, a select few are actually doing it. Lawrence UlIman talks to Gary Chang, a resident Hollywood scorewriter.

Jan Hammer - Miami Nice Guy

Interview | Sound On Sound, Jan 1988

The art of writing music for popular television in the last few years may have been single-handedly redefined by Jan Hammer. His upbeat, rocky soundtracks to the hit TV series 'Miami Vice' (along with a few of the chart hits used in the show) have now produced two albums of instrumental music. Ed Jones finds out how they were done.

Jeff Rona - Musing Computers

Interview | Music Technology, Oct 1990

A long-time member of the MIDI establishment, Jeff Rona is a musician who gets more mileage out of computers than most. Scott Wilkinson listens in on Mac, PAN, digital editing and Jon Hassell's latest LP.

Mark Isham - Blowing Technology's Horn

Interview | Sound On Sound, Nov 1988

Mark Prendergast talks with trumpeter, composer, and synthesist Mark Isham about new technology, David Sylvian, Van Morrison, Windham Hill, and his solo career as one of Hollywood's more interesting film soundtrack composers.

Nigel Bates - Nigel Bates, Producer

Interview | Home & Studio Recording, Sep 1983
Mixing Desk

Peter Gabriel - Peter Gabriel - Behind The Mask

Interview | Sound On Sound, Jan 1987

Nobody has advanced the application of technology in music more than Peter Gabriel. His pioneering use of the Fairlight CMI helped popularise that instrument and give credence to sampling as a creative recording practice. Yet his music has never fallen prey to the technology trap - his latest album So remains a soulful collection of songs heavily reliant on technology but applied with subtlety. Ray Hammond talks to the great man about the album, new technology, Otis Redding, and his role as musician.

Peter Gabriel - Technology's Champion

Interview | Electronics & Music Maker, Jun 1986

In a career spanning nearly 20 years, Gabriel has done everything from fronting Britain's best-known pomp rock band to manipulating ethnic music using modern technology. Dan Goldstein talks to a man of many talents.

Peter Gabriel - Games Without Frontiers

Interview | Music Technology, Jan 1994

Phil Ward Xplores the Real World of CD-ROM and multimedia

Pync Brothers - Lure of the Jingle

Interview | Topic: Composing for Business | Music Technology, Jul 1988

There's more than one way to a living out of music. Nicholas Rowland talks to the Pync Brothers about writing and recording music specifically for use in TV and radio advertising jingles.

Rod Argent - Soldiering On

Interview | Sound On Sound, Feb 1986

Like many keyboard aces of the Seventies, Rod Argent too has turned his talents toward writing music for films and television, his most recent venture being the music for the highly acclaimed BBC TV series 'Soldiers'. Here he explains to Ian Gilby the procedures involved.

Rod Argent

Interview | Electronic Soundmaker, May 1984

From records to retailing

Rod Argent - An Interview with Rod Argent

Interview | International Musician, Mar 1975

Ryuichi Sakamoto - News Of The World

Interview | Music Technology, Jul 1992

Ryuichi Sakamoto was a founder of the YMO before becoming one of David Sylvian's favoured partners. Now, fresh from a Japanese and a series of film scores he tells Tim Goodyer about his latest LP.

Ryuichi Sakamoto - Stranger in a Strange World

Interview | Music Technology, Aug 1987

Japan's most respected technopop pioneer has recently finished an album that breaks new ground for him - it involves live musicians. He discusses his new LP and his other projects with Paul Tingen.

Ryuichi Sakamoto

Interview | Sound On Sound, Sep 1990
Japanese Artist: World Musician

Despite the cult following for Yellow Magic Orchestra, collaborations with David Byrne on the Oscar-winning soundtrack to 'The Last Emperor', and a long-standing musical friendship with David Sylvian, the multi-faceted talents of Ryuichi Sakamoto are still not widely appreciated. Mark J. Prendergast attempts to rectify the situation...

Steve Nieve - Good Company

Interview | Music Technology, May 1988

From his Vox Continental days with Elvis Costello, to a regular spot on Jonathan Ross' The Last Resort, and now on to film scores, Steve Nieve has retained an objective approach to technology.

Steve Parsons - State of Play

Interview | Music Technology, Apr 1987

As film music becomes a more popular means for composers to earn a living, Tim Goodyer talks to soundtrack expert Steve Parsons about his work on the new British film, 'Empire State'.

Tim Souster - The Isle is Full of Noises

Interview | Electronics & Music Maker, Apr 1985

...was the title of The South Bank Show's much-criticised electronic music extravaganza of a couple of months back. Here the programme's musical consultant, composer Tim Souster, argues the case in favour of the show's content.

Tim Souster - Tim Souster - Electronic Music Composer

Interview | Electronics & Music Maker, May 1981

Vangelis

Interview | Sound On Sound, Jul 1990

With some 17 solo albums to his credit, as well as two ballets, five collaborations with Jon Anderson, and film soundtracks that include 'Blade Runner' and the Oscar-winning 'Chariots Of Fire', Vangelis has continually explored the creation of musical forms via the integration of the acoustic with the electronic. Recently, he took time out to talk about his own work methods and express his views on the current technological scene. Richard Buskin asks the questions.

Wendy Carlos - Back To Bach

Interview | Music Technology, Jun 1993

Wendy Carlos still loves digital synthesis. Through her pioneering soundtrack work on movies like Tron, and her synthesised interpretations of the classics, she has done as much as Jarre, Kraftwerk and Eno in making synthesisers both respectable and popular. She also used to be Walter Carlos. Daniel Rue investigates

 

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