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Interviews

Andrew Poppy - Pop Goes Minimal

Music Technology, Aug 1987

A successful composer of minimal music or would-be writer of pop instrumentals? Tim Goodyer isn't sure so he challenges the man himself for the answers.

Anne Dudley - The Lexicon Of Strings

One Two Testing, Dec 1983

Anne Dudley rearranges the alphabet.

Bernard Xolotl - Bernard Xolotl on Synclavier II and Music

Electronics & Music Maker, Mar 1983

This French-born synthesist describes his experiences with the Synclavier and other digital instruments

Bill Bruford - Showing the Flag

Electronic Soundmaker, Aug 1985
Bruford & Moraz

Dissecting an unusual fusion

Brian Eno - Eno: Thoughts, Words, Music and Art - Part 2

Sound On Sound, Feb 1989

Part 2: Mark Prendergast continues his in-depth look at the formation of Eno’s new record company, Land Records, and the use of electronics in his music.

Brian Eno - Eno Sense

Music Technology, Feb 1988

His successful production of U2 has brought musical sage Brian Eno back into the public eye. John Diliberto finds out what's become of his oblique strategies and how he approaches the latest technology.

Brian Eno - The Life Of Brian - Part 2

Electronic Soundmaker, Nov 1984

The conclusion of our Eno exclusive.

Brian Eno - Brian Eno: Thoughts, Words, Music and Art - Part 1

Sound On Sound, Jan 1989

Mark Prendergast begins a two part in-depth appraisal of the thoughts, words, music and art of one of the most influential artists of the last decade: Brian Eno.

Brian Eno - The Life Of Brian - Part 1

Electronic Soundmaker, Oct 1984

Part 1 of a two part in-depth interview with Brian Eno and his latest collaborator Harold Budd.

Chris Franke - Chris Franke on Sequencers

Electronics & Music Maker, Mar 1983

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

Colin Wilson - Breaking The Mold

Music Technology, Apr 1989

An Australian composer accepts a brief to provide music for an exhibition of pottery - the catch is that all the sounds should be sampled from the exhibits. Sandra McLean talks to the man who makes pottery sing.

Dave Hewson - Danse Electronique

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.

David Vorhaus - History of the Future

Electronics & Music Maker, Sep 1986
Kaleidophon Studios

Simon Trask travels to North London to visit one of Britain's longest-established synth studios, and to talk to its creator, electronic composer David Vorhaus.

David Vorhaus - David Vorhaus and Kaleidophon Studio

Electronics & Music Maker, Jun 1981

Ed Williams - The Old School

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.

Frank Zappa - Jazz From Hell

Sound On Sound, Feb 1987

Back with a new album 'Jazz From Hell' composed and executed almost entirely on Synclavier, this 60s cult hero explains to Paul Gilby why he has turned his back on lyrics and the reasons for his four-year love affair with the sexy black keyboard with the round Winchester disks!

Frank Zappa - Father of Invention

Music Technology, Feb 1987

What makes one of rock music's most eccentric and unpredictable characters lock his guitar in a cupboard and take to composing on a Synclavier instead? Rick Davies provides the answers in an exclusive interview.

Gabor Presser - Gabor 'Pici' Presser

Electronics & Music Maker, Apr 1983

Keyboard composer/player and leader of Hungary's top rock band, LGT

Geoff Downes - The Collector

Music Technology, Jul 1987

There can be few musicians who've amassed such a huge collection of synthesisers as the ex-Buggles keyboardist. Paul Wiffen talks to him about his machines, and finds he still finds a use for most of them.

Geoff Downes

Sound On Sound, Apr 1986
Asia's illustrious keyboard player

In a rare interview, Asia's illustrious keyboard player talks synths, samplers and Mellotrons with David Etheridge.

György Ligeti - The Pioneer

Music Technology, May 1990

From artistic oppression under Stalin to contributing to Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey, György Ligeti has remained a true music pioneer. Simon Trask talks to a musical legend.

Hans Joachim Roedelius - Keyboard Music

Sound On Sound, Mar 1990

One of the pioneers of the German electronic music scene, Hans Joachim Roedelius's use of electronic keyboards to treat sound, create atmospheres, and provide sonic backdrops has evolved through collaborations with the likes of Conny Plank, Peter Baumann and Brian Eno. Mark J. Prendergast discovers more about the man and his music.

Hans Joachim Roedelius - Everything's Gone Green

Electronic Soundmaker, Oct 1984

Roedelius explains the necessity of home recording and why he's addicted to the colour green!

Hans Zimmer

Electronics & Music Maker, Jul 1983

Music composition for films and Helden

Hans Zimmer - No Presets Allowed

Sound On Sound, Aug 1986

Hans Zimmer is the complete antithesis of the serious German synthesist - he smiles a lot for a start! As co-founder of Lillie Yard studio and the proud owner of a surviving Moog Series 8 modular synth, his approach to sound synthesis is a refreshingly traditional one eschewing the very thought of ever using an unmodified factory preset on any of his work! Ralph Denyer explains why.

 

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