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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.
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Interview | Music Technology, Jul 1988
Q: When is a guitar not a guitar? A: When it's part of David Sylvian's music. Taking time out from a hectic schedule David Torn talks guitar textures and musical crossovers with Tim "pretentious, moi?" Goodyer.
Interview | Sound On Sound, Aug 1986
Best known as a top Flamenco guitarist, Juan Martin has recently released a sensitive album that combines classical guitar with the ethereal textures of Mark Isham's synthesizers. Robin Lumley questions him about this unlikely collaboration and discovers the best ways of miking up classical guitars into the bargain.
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...
Interview | Electronics & Music Maker, Sep 1986
It's two years since the former japan frontman made his solo debut, but a new double album showcases both Sylvian's unique songwriting and his interest in ambient, instrumental music. Exhaustive interview by Tim Goodyer.
Interview | Music Technology, May 1991
The charismatic singer, composer and lyricist rejoins the former members of Japan for their first LP in ten years. Tim Goodyer talks technology, philosophy and improvisation with David Sylvian.
Interview | Music Technology, Jul 1987
Not quite a household name, but an American jazz fusion guitarist whose attitude to improvisation and performing with new technology is starting a quiet revolution. Dan Goldstein gets the lowdown.
Interview | Music Technology, Aug 1987
An eponymous debut single took Living in a Box high in the singles charts. In a rare interview with this publicity-shy band, Tim Goodyer found technology an essential part of their success.
Interview | Music Technology, Sep 1988
From providing the backbone of Santana's Latin beat, Michael Shrieve has moved into electronic percussion and out again. John Diliberto listens to the drummer's tale.
Interview | Music Technology, Feb 1987
His idiosyncratic style of fretless bass playing inspired a generation, but now the ex-Japan man is playing sessions, writing his own music, and programming his own synths.
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Feature | Sound On Sound, Jan 1987
What is 'New Age' music? Who plays it, and why is it apparently so popular? Our resident musicologist Mark Prendergast traces its development back to the work of 'new music' composers Arnold Schoenberg and Erik Satie.
Feature | Sound On Sound, Apr 1989
Mark Prendergast presents a general overview of record labels, artists, and recordings that make up the exciting area of new electronic and experimental music in the late 1980s.
The Celtic Macintosh - Part 1
Feature Series | Topic: Computing, Sequencing | Sound On Sound, Sep 1986
AN ALBUM PRODUCED ENTIRELY ON A PERSONAL COMPUTER
Part 1. American, Paul D. Lehrman, documents how he recently recorded an album of synthesized Irish music entirely on an Apple Macintosh computer using the Southworth Music Systems 'Total Music' software.
Editorial | Music Technology, Nov 1987
Never a dull moment at the office, as the telephone keeps the world in touch with Music Technology.
Review | Sound On Sound, Feb 1992
Emu Proteus Master Performance System
Martin Russ continues his in-depth look at Emu's new keyboard.
Review | Sound On Sound, Feb 1992
Voice Crystal SY77 Disks 1 & 2
Martin Russ takes a break from programming sounds and auditions someone else's instead.